Updates 2018-04-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s April 10th and the next build of Windows 10, v1803 aka “Redstone 4,” is supposed to be released today. This is a 6gb download that introduces a few new features and controls, but is not yet widely tested. Don’t be the guinea pig. For at least the next month, when you’re prompted that “the new version of Windows is ready,” just say no! I’ll report here when I believe it is safe for most users.

It’s Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one.

The typical computer should see roughly 2gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, MS Office, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, and MSRT (~1.2gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, Security Update 2018-002 Sierra, Security Update 2018-002 El Capitan, iTunes 12.7.4 for Windows, iCloud for Windows 7.4, and Xcode 9.3. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 11.3 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 4.3 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 11.3 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 65.0.3325.209 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 29.0.0.140 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

The release of the next build of Windows 10 (1803) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 6gb through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients at The Farmory, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Intel Driver Update 3.2 adds support for newer hardware and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.8.5 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 65.0.3325.181 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 59.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 52.7.3 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Thunderbird 52.7.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Trillian 6.1.0.14 resolves several bugs, and improves HiDPI support. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Adobe Shockwave 12.3.2.202 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

WinSCP 5.13.1 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Evernote 6.11.2.7027 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.evernote.com/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201804 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Nmap 7.70 resolves several bugs, adds fingerprints, scripts, and improved service diagnostics. This is a security update.
https://nmap.org/

Npcap 0.99-r3 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.7.4 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.5.16.49299 resolves download manager and chat bugs, improves stability and TTS behavior. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Technic Launcher 4/360 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.technicpack.net/download

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

LibreOffice Fresh 6.0.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice 5.4.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7.5.6 adds previous and next buttons to find, improves monitoring behavior, and resolves 2 crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice Dictionary 2018.03.01 is not a security update.
https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Adobe PhoneGap Push Plugin 2.1.0 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/phonegap/apsb18-15.html

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.8 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/Digital-Editions/apsb18-13.html

Adobe InDesign 13.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/indesign/apsb18-11.html

Adobe Experience Manager 6.x Cumulative Fixes are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/aem-releases-updates.html

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

QubesOS 4.0 improves security, improves reliability and privacy, with new behaviors targeting imposed security by design. This is a security update.
https://www.qubes-os.org/downloads/

Avast! Home Edition 18.3.2333 improves performance, redesigns the password manager, resolves a fatal data loss bug in the virus chest and allows email on IPv6. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.4.6 is a security update.
https://www.wireshark.org/

RouterPassView 1.72 improves file type detection. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

OpenSSL 1.0.2o is a security update.
https://openssl.org/

OSFClone 1.3.1000 updates libraries, resolves checksum computation bug, and improves compatibility. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.12.12 adds detections. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1258 resolves several bugs and improves engine. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 3.3.1803.0505 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 3.3.1802.1515 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 2.00 improves stability and compatibility with newer operating systems. This is not a security update.
https://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.8.8 resolves several bugs, adds support for newer encodings, and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 2.0.9 adds Raspberry Pi support, improves reliability, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://symless.com/synergy/downloads

RoboForm 8.4.8 improves extension compatibility and installation, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

1Password for Mac 6.8.8 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

1Password for Windows 6.8.534 improves two-factor authentication integration. This should be treated as a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

GoodSync 10.8.4 improves service compatibility, improves performance and reliability, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CPU-Z 1.84 adds support for Spectre detection, newer hardware support, timers and bench testing. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

NTLite 1.6.0.6122 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

DesktopOK 5.12 resolves several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

HWMonitor 1.35 adds support for newer hardware, and improves monitoring. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

ImageUSB 1.3.1006 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

SearchMyFiles 2.83 resolves a search trimming bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

OSFMount 2.0.1001 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/mount-disk-images.html

OSForensics 5.2.1007 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

PointerStick 3.03 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

SystemRescueCD 5.2.2 is a security update.
https://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 13.1.1548 resolves several bugs, improves UI, adds integration with Active Directory, and reports in servicecamp. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

Ultimate Boot CD 5.3.8 updates libraries and included applications. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

WinScan2PDF 4.16 resolves several bugs, improves reliability, and optimizes output. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 11.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 3.1.1.0 is a major update with many new features and improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

SQLite 3.23.0 resolves several bugs, improves consistency, language constructs, and overloading SQL statements. This is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

DigiCertUtil 20180330 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.digicert.com/util/

TinyMCE 4.7.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.5.1 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 4.8.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 10.15 resolves several bugs, improves chat integration, and updates antivirus engine. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect (aka ConnectWise Control) 6.6.17081.6648 adds support for Chrome OS and Android, improves keyboard controls, and resolves many bugs…but not the one that forbids you from creating custom extensions without sharing the source code with ConnectWise. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 4.9.5 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 2.3.4 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.9.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.5.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.0.4 adds option to hide for large screens. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.2.1 resolves compatibility issue. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.19 improves paragraph detection. This is not a security update.

Sucuri Security 1.8.14 resolves several bugs, improves setup and authentication. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.3.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 4.0.3 improves sanity checks and reduces warnings. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2016-10-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.5gb in updates today. It’s another big one. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, .NET, Silverlight, Office, and MSRT (~1.2gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

This month marks the beginning of a new Microsoft update policy of packaging updates in group rollups instead of individually for different applications, even for older supported operating systems like Windows 7 and 8.1. As of this month Microsoft will release all Windows-tied security patches in the same file each month, with a separate non-security update package and other minor updates for feature and compatibility fixes. What this means for you is that Windows will now impose security updates once they’ve passed limited testing, and will deal with the aftermath of inevitable failures after Patch Tuesday with additional rollups. Don’t get me wrong, the security updates are essential to good computing, but without the ability to selectively exclude known-bad updates after internal testing is performed, this is going to create a situation where most enterprise environments delay updates even longer. The only safe resolution for this is to have full backups and be prepared to perform a reset or system restore should, well, the inevitable disaster occur.

Apple released updates for macOS/OS X, Safari, iCloud for Windows, Windows Migration Assistant, and printer drivers. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 10.0.2 is the second security update to the new version of iOS 10 that was released last month. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version. It should be okay to install on your iOS device now, but be prepared for 10.0.3 anytime.

Google Chrome OS 53.0.2785.154 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.185 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.2.1 fixes reliability problems. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

DS4Windows 1.4.52 adds support to new hardware, and fixes reliability problems. This is not a security update.
http://ds4windows.com/

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 53.0.2785.143 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 49.0.1 is a security update. Menu, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.5.195 did not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update. Chances are very good you don’t need it anyway, though, so remove it if at all possible.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Silverlight 5.1.50709 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

Skype 7.28.0.101 is no longer Windows 7-friendly, and doesn’t play well with older versions. There’s no indication that this release is a security update, so stick with 7.15 to 7.27.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Mumble 1.2.17 is a security update.
https://github.com/mumble-voip/mumble/releases

BIND 9.10.4-P3, 9.11.0rc3, 9.9.9-P3, and 9.9.9-S5 are security updates.

curl 7.50.3 is a security update.

WinSCP 5.9.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Evernote 6.3.3.3502 fixes many bugs and improves Google Drive support. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.30 updates OS fingerprints, adds several new scripts, updates libraries and adds support for several additional protocols. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

FileZilla 3.22.1 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201610 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

BrowsingHistoryView 1.90 adds support for Vivaldi and profile management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

NK2Edit 3.26 adds ability to import from message store. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

IMAPSize is now dead. The source has been released for 0.3.7, but the author is discontinuing what little support existed over the last 7 years.
http://www.broobles.com/imapsize/news.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Unreal Streaming Media Player 7.1 integrates HTML5 video element support and UMS-HTTPS into the engine, eliminating the need for the IIS extension.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Unreal Media Server 12.0 integrates HTML5 video element support and UMS-HTTPS into the engine, eliminating the need for the IIS extension.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Battle.net Client 20161011 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

EA Origin 10.1.1.35466 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.10 removes the ability to order your models. This is not a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.18 Pro is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.020.20039 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader 11.0.18 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 3.8.0.310 is a security update. Since the security vulnerability is within the update feature, it’s not safe to use that to update it. Download the new build here:
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/desktop-app.html

Adobe FrameMaker 2015.0.5 is a security update.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6088

Adobe DNG Converter 9.7 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6087
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6086

Artweaver 5.1.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

LibreOffice 5.2.2 fixes several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7 adds 64-bit support, updates libraries, improve HDPI support and monitoring, many new commands and more. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenPetra 2016.07.0.0 improves security and improves Finance and Partner System. This is a security update.
http://www.openpetra.org/

Kindle for PC 1.17.1 Build 44183 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

CertData 10 Oct 2016 is a security update. If you roll your own certificates, it’s time to update.
https://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/security/nss/lib/ckfw/builtins/certdata.txt

OpenSSL 1.1.0b is a security update.

Wireshark 2.2.1 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Wireless Network Watcher 2.02 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.7.1 improves scanning, telemetry and detections. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Stinger 12.1.0.2137 improves detections. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?stinger

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.8.1607.1944 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.8.1607.2031 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.3.1.6 adds support for new encodings, adds new conversion profiles, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.2.0.4433 adds several new components and a wizard to refresh for new builds. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

SpaceSniffer 1.3.0.2 fixes an export data bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

7-Zip 16.04 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

8GadgetPack 21.0 adds Windows 10 Anniversary Update compatibility, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync2Go 10.1.4 fixes several bugs, including license issues, browse and event notification. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

dupeGuru 4.0.2 fixes crash bug in macOS Sierra. This is not a security update.
http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

IEDigest 1.9.2 adds new policies from Windows 10 Anniversary Update, new warnings and registry keys. This is not a security update.
http://www.regente.de/IEDigest/?page_id=9

ImageUSB 1.3.1002 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

Ketarin 1.8.7 adds ifempty and runpowershell variable parsing, compatibility with PowerShell 4.0 and 5.0, and adds segmented downloading. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.org/

Agent Ransack 2016.864 fixes bugs in context menu and registration. This is not a security update.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2677 adds support for HDPI, improved PST/OST support, and reliability fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

CurrPorts 2.25 adds the ability to hide loopback connections. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

Password Security Scanner 1.40 adds support for Yandex and Vivaldi browsers. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.78 adds connection name to the network adapters list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 2.08 adds the connection name to the network adapters list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Synergy 1.8.3 fixes several bugs, adds macOS support and clipboard options, improves reliability and removes automatic elevation. This is a security update.
http://symless.com/download/

SystemRescueCD 4.8.3 updates libraries and tools. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.66695 improves reliability, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.8 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GitHub Desktop 3.3.1 is a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.5.0 adds support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and many bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

PPSSPP 1.3 fixes many bugs, improves reliability and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.44 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

ownCloud Client 2.2.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Drupal 8.2.1 fixes several bugs, updates libraries, adds many improvements. This is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.1.1 fixes several bugs, improves reliability, and other enhancements. This is a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

MailEnable 9.50 adds PowerShell API, multifactor authentication, bulk operations for archive, move and delete, and fixes for several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

SMF 2.0.12 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Contact Form 7 4.5.1 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.6 improves compatibility with the current release of WordPress.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.3 adds MailChimp and Weibo, reset improvements, Twitter improvements and bug fixes. This is a security update.

Sucuri Security 1.8.3 fixed several bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.5.1 is a security update.

WP Edit 4.0 adds integration API and nonce support. This is a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2016-08-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

Windows 10 Anniversary Edition was released this week. Don’t install it. There are many reports of stability problems after an upgrade. Be patient, they’ll fix it.

The typical computer should see roughly 750mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, and MSRT (~500mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 9.3.4 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to get the most current version.

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

AMD Crimson Edition 16.8.1 adds hardware support and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-Software-Crimson-Edition-16-8-1-Release-Notes.aspx

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 fixes several bugs, and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

nVidia 368.95 is not a security update.
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4202/~/geforce-hot-fix-driver-version-368.95

nVidia OpenGL drivers for Windows 369.00, and Linux 367.36.02 fixes several bugs and adds support for the beta OpenGL 2016 ARB specification. This is not a security update.
https://developer.nvidia.com/opengl-driver

AcuRite PC Connect for XP and Vista has been discontinued. This software will receive no more updates and has been removed from the AcuRite website. If you’re still using this software (which implies you’re using either XP or Vista) your safest move is to switch to another operating system where you can use a supported application.

Display Driver Uninstaller 16.1.0.1 improves identification and cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 52.0.2743.116 is the most recent in a series of 4 Chrome security updates released in the last couple weeks. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 48.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version. As of Firefox 49 – in about 5 weeks – Firefox will no longer support older versions of OS X (prior to Mavericks / 10.9). On older Windows machines, SSE2 CPU extensions are now required for Firefox 48+ which will leave some Windows XP and Vista machines unsupported. If you’re using an older/unsupported operating system, consider this your one-month warning. In about a month there will no longer be a secure browser available for you, so your machine can only safely be used offline.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

OutlookAttachView 2.94 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

DiscordApp 20160801T131225 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Skype 7.26.0.101 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

curl 7.50.1 is a security update.

WinSCP 5.9 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 7.4.30 no longer provides a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update, or preferably, abandoned. Software that doesn’t provide changelogs uses the fancy magical ability called “ignorance” to convince you to upgrade, possibly to a hacked or hijacked version, with no hope of validation from the author. A company like Dropbox, valued at $8 BILLION, should be able to spare someone on their build team to compose something more detailed than “The desktop client is regularly updated with many improvements and fixes.”
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

uTorrent 3.4.8 Build 42449 is the latest stable build and improves security of embedded advertising, updates to DHT and bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.20.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201608 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

.NET Framework 4.6.2
http://www.microsoft.com/net/

iCloud for Windows 5.2.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6282 fixes a bug and adds “number of copies” support. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 12.4.3 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SteamOS 2.87 fixes many bugs, updates libraries (including display drivers) and improves performance. This is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

LibreOffice 5.2.0 offers faster and smoother editing, toolbar improvements, drawing tools, many new keyboard shortcuts and programmatic features. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.017.20053 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

FrameMaker 2015 update 4 (2015.0.4) is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6085

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

EMET 5.51 fixes stability and security bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Avast! Home Edition 12.2.2276 adds Windows 10 Anniversary Edition support. This is not a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SmartSniff 2.26 adds automatic updates to WinPCap and NetMon3 detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.99 adds autocompletion to file selection fields. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.4.3 adds detections. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

TDSSKiller 3.1.0.11 adds support for removal of newer rootkits. This is a security update.
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#TDSSKiller

MSRT 5.39 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.1.2 provides too much changelog detail to rummage through it all. Treat as a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 9.3.1.0 adds support for new encodings, various fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

8GadgetPack 20.0 adds support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

RoboForm 7.9.20 improves Internet Explorer support, corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.2 adds autotagging (whoo-hoo!), plain text copy, and about a dozen bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Synergy 1.8.2 fixes several stability and reliability bugs, improves clipboard sync, logging, and drag and drop controls. This should be treated as a security update.
http://symless.com/

iExplorer 3.9.10.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

LicenseCrawler 1.79 build-1457 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

DriveLetterView 1.43 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.95 adds a counter for renamed files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

WirelessKeyView 2.00 adds external source parsing support, secondary decryption method, and remote retreival. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

NTLite 1.1.0.4135 adds Windows 10 Anniversary Update support, various bug fixes and features. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

Rufus 2.10 adds hash validation, OS support, hardware support, compressed UEFI:NTFS support, and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Autoruns 13.62 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

ProcessMonitor 3.3 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

Sigcheck 2.53 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

Sysmon 4.11 adds the ability to log process opens of other processes, and adds a configuration switch that disables checks of Certificate Revocation List (CRL) servers for digital signature validation. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

WSUS Offline 10.7.2 adds .NET Framework 4.6.2 support, improvements to WSUSSCN parsing, superseded update fixes and a few bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.14 fixes many bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.2-108956 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

ownCloud Client 2.2.3 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Drupal 8.1.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.6.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable 9.16 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

TinyMCE 4.4.1 fixes several bugs and adds smart-paste capability. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

BuddyPress 2.6.2 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.4.3 is a security update.

MU Menus 4.6 adds support for WP 4.6.

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.5 fixes a couple minor bugs.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.6.6 improves support for StumbleUpon. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.4 is a security update.

WPtouch 4.2.3 removes banner for non-admins and adds upgrade-from-free support. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2015-12-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 250mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 is about as stable as it’s going to get. Next month it will be switched from an “optional” update to an “important” update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, which means that it will attempt to automatically install whenever you install updates (and sometimes just for fun at 3am) and will also download (~3gb!) whether or not you plan to install it. The privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. My recommendation is to make some time to install it. Immediately after installation go to All Settings and review every single option. If you have problems with Windows 10, revert to your existing OS. If you need help blocking the upgrade, contact me.

Also beginning in January, Microsoft will stop supporting anything but the most current Internet Explorer and Edge version for all supported operating systems (Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10). This means that you’ll be forced to run the latest browser or you won’t get future security updates (which are released on about a monthly basis now). If you’re running an older browser for compatibility with certain websites or applications (like DQSD), it’s time to find another browser that works and upgrade IE whether you like it or not. Consider this your 35 day warning.

Microsoft released 20 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, .NET, Skype, Lync, Office, and Silverlight (~120mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X 10.11.2, Security Update 2015-008, iOS 9.2, tvOS 9.1, Safari 9.0.2, watchOS 2.1 and Xcode 7.2 to address over 100 security vulnerabilities. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.204 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.228 and 20.0.0.235 are security updates.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 47.0.2526.80 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

NK2Edit 3.11 adds RemoveProperty scripting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.86 adds logfile support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.4.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Skype 7.16.0.101 adds a new toolbar to improve sharing links and media with contacts. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Connectify Hotspot 9.3 improves Windows 10 support and removes uptime limitations from the Lite version.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 3.12.4 fixes a performance and stability problems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.6.9494 fixes a PDF crash bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.00 adds dozens of new profiles and several new scripts. This major update also improves Ncat and parsing for multiple cookie headers. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41372 fixes several bugs including stability, memory leaks and resource usage. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

BrowsingHistoryView 1.77 is a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

.NET Framework 4.6.1 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/net/

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.2.172 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.1.6605 fixes several bugs, including a checkout requirement for free add-on content. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Krita 2.9.9.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so treat it as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice 5.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.8.7 fixes a very annoying default document type bug, various crash issues and styling problems. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Kindle for PC 1.13.1 Build 42052 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Adobe FrameMaker 2015.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5996

Adobe DNG Converter 9.3 adds support for additional hardware.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5995
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5994

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

AVG Anti-Virus 2016.2 fixes several compatibility issues with Office 2016, improved safe mode scanning, and performance problems. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Avast! Home Edition 11.1.2245 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

BelArc Advisor 8.5b doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Wireshark 2.0.0 fixes many bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

OpenSSL Binaries 1.0.2e is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 11.0.2 fixes a search bug. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

VirusTotalUploader 1.6.0 adds update support. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/software/vtuploader/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.1.9 adds support for newer encodings, Meta Collection support and new output profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 8.6.1 changes logic to significantly improve performance in some situations. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

TEncoder 4.5.10 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tencoder.sourceforge.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 1.7.5 corrects scaling and edge detection bugs. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-project.org/download/

7-Zip 15.12 is the release version of 7-Zip 15.x, adding several new core features such as ‘move’, support for ext2/ext3/ext4/VMDK/GPT/VDI/WIM/RAR5, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/

BFGMiner 5.4.1 improves reliability, fixes bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Bitcoin 0.11.2 fixes several bugs and addresses policy changes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

CintaNotes 3.1.1 fixes partial word search, autocomplete, GUI improvements and various other issues. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/

Acronis True Image (WDC) 6126 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

TeamViewer 11.0.52465 fixes several bugs, including crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Everything 1.4.0.713b fixes several indexing bugs, adds options to search and view bookmarks, and improves cosmetics. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

LessMSI 1.4 adds Windows 10 support. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

LicenseCrawler 1.52 build-930 does not provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

BulkFileChanger 1.35 adds EXIF support and the ability to run elevated. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.01 fixes a DLL loading problem with certain drivers. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.95 adds affected channels summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.72 fixes key import and export where certain characters appeared in the key or network name. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

CCleaner 5.12.5431 improves Firefox and Chrome support, UAC bypass, and portable browser improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.29.714 adds support for newer hardware and improves Windows 10 support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

ProduKey 1.82 adds elevation support for drive mounted recovery. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.12 adds always on top support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.2.1 fixes several superseded updates. This should be treated as a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

IPXWrapper 0.6.0 fixes several protocol bugs for hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.40 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Dada Mail 9.0.0 re-adds one-click unsubscribe, enhanced login support, improvements to GUI and responsive layout. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

phpList 3.2.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

ownCloud Client 2.1.0 fixes several bugs, improves performance and stability, and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Drupal 8.0.1 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable Enterprise 9.01 adds AV and spam filter bypass for authenticated senders, various fixes for webmail, CalDAV and the new MIME library. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.5.2 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

YOURLS 1.7.1 adds PHP 7 support, fixes several bugs, improves readability and search. This is not a security update.
http://yourls.org/

WordPress 4.4 adds many new features and security updates.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 2.4.2 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.3.1 improves reCAPTCHA support. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.6 removes MP6 and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.1 improves external domain verification. This should be treated as a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.9 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2015-08-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 250mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

While it’s an improvement over Windows 8/8.1, my recommendation is to hold off on upgrading to Windows 10 yet. There are still upgrade woes with various hardware that might create problems for you, and the privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. Hold off at least another couple weeks — let other people experience the problems so you don’t have to.

Microsoft released 14 updates to address issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, .NET, Silverlight, Lync and Office (~140mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Java, MacBook Pro Flash Storage, Mac mini EFI, and FaceTime Camera Driver. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 18.0.0.199 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.232 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

This month Google announced they would start releasing monthly security updates for the Android operating system to address issues like StageFright across devices that are not fully supported by the vendors. While they won’t support every device running Android, they’ll increase the breadth of support that you may not be getting if you didn’t buy your device directly from Google (such as Nexus). While this won’t take effect until at least next month, there are security updates to core Android apps (like the Android System Webview and mail apps) that you should install ASAP. These include security updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Intel Driver Update 20150728 improves Windows 10 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 341.74 improves Windows 10 support. This is not a security update. Due to conflicts with Windows 10, I strongly advise you remove (or do not install) the GeForce Experience component.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 improves Windows 10 compatibility and stability. This is not a security update.
http://game.amd.com/

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 44.0.2403.155 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 40.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Skype 7.7.0.103 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WinSCP 5.7.5 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 3.8.6 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FreeNAS 9.3 adds WebDAV and NFSv4, improves SAMBA, adds signed automatic updates, and adds many performance and visual improvements. This is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

DNSDataView 1.42 is a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

PuTTY installer 0.65 fixes several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

.NET Framework 4.6 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/net/

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.9.160 is a security update. REMOVE Shockwave if you’re not 100% sure you need it. Heck, remove it anyway and only reinstall when a legitimate application or website demands it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.5.5790 fixes a bug with online update and updates the StarBurn library. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.8.1362 fixes several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.7.2.53208 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Minecraft 1.8.8 and Minecraft Server 1.8.8 are security updates.
http://www.minecraft.net/

PS4 2.57 fixes stability issues. This is not a security update
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Kindle for PC 1.12.0 Build 40963 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Artweaver 5.0.8 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Paint.net 4.0.6 adds Windows 10 support, custom shapes and fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Notepad++ 6.8.1 fixes several cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

BelArc Advisor 8.5a does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

DNSQuerySniffer 1.46 adds an option to improve column display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1204 improves stability and Chrome compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.88 improves error handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Gamecaster 2.5.1507.3011 adds adaptive bitrate controls and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.5 adds support for the latest encodings and improves compatibility and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.0.8 adds support for the latest encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CintaNotes 2.9.3 fixes several bugs and adds new keyboard shortcuts. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Synergy 1.7.4 fixes a bunch of bugs in 1.7, including stability and reliability fixes. This is not a security update, but it’s a critical fix to the 1.7.x series.
http://synergy-project.org/download/

Cygwin 2.2.0 adds several new APIs and functions. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Hitachi HDD Diagnostics 20150807 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.hgst.com/support/downloads#DFT

TeamViewer 10.0.45862 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

iExplorer 3.7.8.0 adds Windows 10 compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2107 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SearchMyFiles 2.61 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.45 allows GUI to connect to remote computer or registry hive. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.85 adds signal quality controls. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.08.5308 improves Windows 10 compatibility, and various application cleaning improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

ProduKey 1.80 improves remote device support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

GPU-Z 0.8.5 improves Windows 10 compatibility, updates hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

TaskSchedulerView 1.10 adds several new informational columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.0 is a major update adding new features and fixes. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.6.26 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

Adminer 4.2.2 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 8.4.0 adds send a webpage, UA tracking, improved bounce handling and recurring scheduled mail improvements. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

TinyMCE 4.2.3 fixes IE and Edge compatibility issues, and a few other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

phpMyAdmin 4.4.13.1 is a SQL reliability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.2.4 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Anti-Splog 2.1.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.2.2 fixes a compatibility bug. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.4 adds rel= support. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.3 performs minor code enhancements in prep for WP 4.3. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/