Updates 2014-06-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

It’s been a month already, so if you haven’t changed all your passwords, please do it now. Then come back. I’ll still be here.

Microsoft released 7 updates for Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates (~60mb). A reboot is required. Some of the vulnerabilities these updates resolve apply to Windows XP but will never be patched on that platform. Upgrade to Windows 7 NOW or switch to a new computer.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Safari, OS X, Java, iTunes and MacBook Air SMC. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
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 you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

BullZip PDF 10.6.0.2267 adds support for Ghostscript 9.14 and fixes installation error. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bullzippdf

nVidia 337.88 provides universal performance improvements with all DirectX environments/games, updates device compatibility, improves specific gaming performance and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Samsung Kies 20140527 does not provide a changelog (or even version information!) so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP

PlayStation 4 1.71 adds changes to support existing PSN features and improves stability. This is not a security update, but is required for continued online functionality.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 30.0 fixes over 3,600 bugs (yes, really), including scripting, debugging, plugin behavior and much more. While none of the bugs are flagged security, the scope of changes suggest this should be treated as a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 22.0.1471.50 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.13 corrects several bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.6.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.68 adds secondary column sorting support. 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.

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.2.152 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 7u60 updates time zone data, changes expiration behavior, and fixes well over 100 bugs. This is not a security update. If you do not need Java, or do not have Java installed, DO NOT INSTALL IT NOW!
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Mumble 1.2.6 is a security update.
http://blog.mumble.info/

Evernote 5.4.0.3698 improves offline security. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.52 corrects an access bug with remote viewing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.55 adds the ability to automatically retry failed queries. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Dropbox 2.8.3 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.8.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

WinSCP 5.5.4 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.6.4 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.4852 updates libraries, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cdbxp

iTunes 11.2.2 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.6.4 adds the ability to centralize your settings via Dropbox. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

IcoFX 2.7 improves crop, trim, color dialog, rounded rectangle behavior, and others. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

SketchUp 14.1.1282 corrects several dozen non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Scribus 1.4.4 corrects a number of bugs, improves several features and adds PDF/X-1a export, integrated barcode support, full support for OpenICC, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.1h is a security update.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.0.2 corrects more than a dozen bugs, improves reliability, stability and performance, as well as cosmetic improvements. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.624 Beta corrects several stability and sync bugs. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9 9.1.5.0 fixes several stability and reliability bugs, adds support for new discs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 1.5.0 makes progress on the sticky key bug. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-project.org/

RoboForm 7.9.7 fixes stability problems with Firefox & Chrome and improves accessibility. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?roboform

GoodSync 9.8.6 restores direct command-line functionality, improves UI, provides improved self-diagnostics. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.6.1 improves search, selection, and provides a number of usability fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/

CCleaner 4.14.4707 improves Firefox support, adds new application support, minor UI improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

WifiChannelMonitor 1.0 is a new release from Nirsoft. WifiChannelMonitor is an amazing utility for troubleshooting and scanning your Wi-Fi networks. This is the first release but it has quite an amazing feature set already.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

MyEventViewer 2.11 adds secondary column sorting support and the ability to hide events meeting certain conditions. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

WifiInfoView 1.60 adds percent column, fixes command-line scanning and adds the ability to scan repeatedly via the command line. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Autoruns 12.0 now reports the presence of batch file and executable image entries in the WMI database, a vector used by some types of malware. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Procdump 7.0 improves support for lightweight reflection dumps on Windows 7 and Windows 8, adds debug print statements as a new trigger type, has support for memory commit duration triggers, and now includes an option to unregister Procdump as the system last-chance exception debugger. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

BFGMiner 4.1.0 provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Hamachi 2.2.0.193 improves error reporting. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4401 and LogMeIn Win 4.1.4400 are security updates.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Recover Keys 8.0.3.110 doesn’t provide a distinct changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite Database Browser 3.1.0 adds plotting, SQLite 3.8.2 grammar fix, file association fix for OS X, and updated license. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

MySQL 5.6.19 corrects a number of stability and reliability bugs, including crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.7 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

TortoiseGit 1.8.9.0 corrects over a dozen bugs, primarily related to UI and usability. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.12-93733 corrects a couple dozen stability and reliability bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.0.4 corrects a bug with Amazon SES. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 corrects a handful of bugs and imposes new minimal PHP (5.3) and MySQL (5.5) version requirements. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Plupload 2.1.2 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

Autoptimize 1.8.5 improves Apache compatibility, updates libraries, adds improved exclusion filters, and treats multisite sites distinctly for cache purging. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.5.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.7 fixes ajax bug. This is not a security update.

Conditional Widgets 1.8 simplifies UI. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.1 fixes bugs and updates design. This is ot a security update.

Email Log 1.7.3 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

Front End Upload 0.6.1 updates included libraries. This should be treated as a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.0.5 adds favicon support and fixes active plugin list. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 140605.1 adds 404 caching, branched cache structure, auto-caching, auto-purge of specific sectional pages, improved compatibility, debugging, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.4 makes og:image optional. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.10 provides a number of new features and bug fixes, including some major performance improvements for very large sites. This should be treated as a security update.

WP Edit 1.9 fixes RSS feed, makes cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.3.4 updates libraries, improves mobile detection, adds WP 3.9.1 compatibility, fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-04-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Today is the day that Microsoft officially ends all support for Windows XP. If your hardware is capable, consider upgrading to Windows 7. If not, get a new computer. In either case, make sure you get these last updates for XP that were released today. If nothing else, perhaps it’ll stem the impending tide of malware for a little while.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled updates.

Microsoft released 5 updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, root certificates and MSRT. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. Multiple reboots are required for Windows 8.1.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Safari, Apple Remote Desktop, printer drivers and Digital Camera RAW compatibility. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required. If you still have Safari installed under Windows, remove it now. It hasn’t been updated in over a year and is no longer supported.

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

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 you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

Daemon Tools Lite 4.49 corrects several bugs, including a BSOD with Verifier. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Dymo Label 8.5.1 adds support for Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013.
http://dls.dymo.com/en-US/Pages/DLS8Download.aspx

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 28.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 34.0.1847.116 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.25 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.90 adds support for comma delimited input. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.67 corrects preview image bug and adds accelerators. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 24.4.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/24.4.0/releasenotes/

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.0.150 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

BrowsingHistoryView 1.50 adds support for offline collection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 2.6.27 improves stability and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Evernote 5.3.0.3360 improves xAuth support. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.8.0 improves cosmetic behavior and adds suspend as a new queue completion action. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

uTorrent 3.4.1 Build 30768 fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.5.2 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Silverlight 5.1.30214 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.5.6 updates included codecs and corrects subtitles in Windows players. This is not a security update. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PS4 1.62 improves image quality for some applications. 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.

Adobe Application Manager 8.0 is a recommended update to all Adobe CC users. This will be required for installing future CC updates.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4773
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4774

Adobe Lightroom 5.4 adds support for mobile, corrects several bugs and adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Adobe Media Encoder CC 7.2.2 is a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Adobe Drive 5.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Adobe SpeedGrade 7.2.1 is a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Artweaver 4.5.2 improves shortcuts, quality of blur/sharpen and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.5.1 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Kindle for PC 1.10.8 Build 40514 does not 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.

AVG Anti-Virus 2014.4355 corrects several stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

Bitmessage 0.4.2 improves international support and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

DNSQuerySniffer 1.20 added tray support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

KeePass 1.27 improves support for newer browsers, simplifies password fields, and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.0.1 is a major update, adding native x64 support, simplifying the interface (dumbing down, really), integrates rootkit scanning, and significantly improved performance.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

SmartSniff 2.08 adds MRU support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.8.35 corrects several bugs and improves editor styles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?greenshot

VideoCacheView 2.66 corrects a crash bug within IE10. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.3.8 updates decryption libraries, improves reliability, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/dvd-fab-new.htm

Win32 Disk Imager 0.9.5 adds support for QT 5.2/MinGQ 4.8. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 1.4.17 corrects several bugs, improves ‘Premium’ account ties, and replaces installer to ease upgrade process in the future. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/

RoboForm 7.9.6 improves Chrome support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 2.5.2 corrects several bugs and improves keyboard behavior. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

BulkFileChanger 1.33 fixes Windows 2000 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CCleaner 4.12.4657 updates newer browser support, adds application support, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.51.1063 adds Ext2 and Ext3 support, improves SSD support, various other fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

CPU-Z Installer 1.69 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DriveLetterView 1.30 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Agent Ransack 2014.820 corrects several non-security bugs.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

FileLocator Pro 7.2.2038 improves performance, Windows 8+ compatibility, style improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.62 adds Explorer Copy and cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync 9.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

ProduKey 1.65 adds support for Visual Studio. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.48 fixes Windows 2000 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

TeamViewer 9.0.27339 improves multi-monitor support, tab design and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

TrimCheck 0.6 adds support for drives with large clusters and fixes a false negative bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?trimcheck

WakeMeOnLan 1.65 adds support for limited scanning to specific IPs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.40 adds Copy MAC feature and option to toggle display of lower pane. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.17 fixes dozens of bugs, including replication, stability, and improved support for AES encryptoin. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.8.0 updates included libraries, adds several new features and over 20 bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 0.9.8 fixes several bugs, improves performance and hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 4.3.10-93012 fixes stability issues under certain conditions and corrects a number of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.1.12 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.04 corrects several bugs, including a potentially disastrous endless loop in webmail. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect 4.2.6403.5198 reduces frequency of popup balloons and lock-after-meeting bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.28 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

WordPress 3.8.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.8.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.7.1 adds support for WP Multisite and log purging. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.8 adds path normalization support to improve cross-platform support. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.4 adds a number of improvements for server compatibility, nginx support, improved CDN support and a number of bug fixes. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.6 corrects dozens of bugs and improves filters. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.2.1 adds WPML support. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-11-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Several of the updates this month patch security holes that are being actively exploited in the wild. Sometimes it’s okay to be a couple days late doing updates. This is not one of those time. Patch now.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office (>70mb). Two of these updates patch vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited in the wild. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Be sure to select the “optional” Root certificate update and uncheck Bing Bar!

Also, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 11 this month. This is a major update with several new features — and undoubtedly will include new bugs, both at the browser and security levels, but also in rendering websites you already use. There are already reports that social websites (including Facebook) have significant issues in IE11. I strongly recommend you wait until at least next month to install it so they can work out the kinks on other people who have less to lose than you.

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 7.0.3, iTunes 11.1.3, Safari 6.1, Apple Remote Desktop, OS X Server 3.0, Keynote 6.0, Java, printer drivers and more. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Included in this month’s cycle is OS X 10.9 (aka “Mavericks” – they’ve finally stop using cat names!). This is a major update providing security, stability and usability improvements. Oh, and for the first time Apple has decided to release a major OS update free for hardware capable of supporting it.
http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/
After updating to Mavericks go back to the Apple Software Updater and enable automatic updates (finally!) and install the security updates that have been released since Mavericks was released a couple weeks ago.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 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 or kindle – 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 31.0.1650.48 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 25.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.22 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.1.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.85 adds the ability to clear recent files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.5.146 is a security update. HOWEVER, if you don’t need it, DO NOT install it. Better to remove this one as it’s rarely required or important, but frequently exploited.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.10.0.104 does not provide a changelog. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Raid Call 7.3.0 improves Facebook connection, registration, Overlay and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.raidcall.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.42 adds configuration profile management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 7.1 adds a stealth option for compatibility with certain networks, corrects fragmentation and forwarding issues notably with mobile devices in media streaming. This is a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 5.0.3.1614 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.3.2 Build 30260 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Trillian 5.4.13 improves Facebook connections, adds Outlook.com support, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Download the update here:
https://www.trillian.im/get/ This version also adds the ability to house your own Trillian server and Pro users can also now use Trillian for Linux (beta). More about that here:
http://blog.trillian.im/?p=2835

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.3.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes x86 11.1.3 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.7.2, dubbed “the update that changed the world”, provides more than 30 new features, including performance and stability updates as well as achievements and more.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.5.1 corrects the scroll bug with synaptics touchpad and adds search and sort within function list. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.6 corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Prelude CC 2.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe After Effects CC 12.1 adds mask tracking, improved 3D camera performance, detail-preserving upscale and several more features. This version also adds Mavericks support. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.1 adds a number of new features and bugfixes. This is a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Media Encoder CC 7.1 is a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe SpeedGrade CC 7.1 adds support for multiple masks, SpeedLooks, Direct Link integration with Premiere Pro and other bugfixes. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Drive CC 5.0.1 adds 64-bit Windows support, Mavericks support, improved responsiveness, stability and multi-byte character support. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Artweaver 4.0.3 adds several new features including event tracking, rotable canvas and extended team support. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.0.5 corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Blender 2.69 adds plane tracking and mesh bisect, improved hair rendering, modeling and more. Over 270 bugs were fixed in this release. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

Security Software

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2008 corrects issues with VPS and Metro. Be aware that in the last 2 weeks I’ve had more than a dozen calls regarding Windows XP computers being extremely sluggish and unresponsive. In every case it was directly related to the Avast 9 “update” on their computers. If you’re running XP you will need to switch to another anti-virus platform, as Avast is no longer compatible.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Stinger 12.1.0.627 improves detection for various malware. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?stinger

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1042 improves detection capabilities. This is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

DNSQuerySniffer 1.08 corrects a bug in saving promiscuous mode option preference. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.70 adds a counter reset option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Wireshark 1.10.3 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.6.2779 adds profile support, improved stability, EXIF orientation support and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

Open Broadcaster Software 0.583 Beta corrects issues with Elgato, and resized sources. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.65 improves Youtube detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.1 fixes and improves Youtube detection and download. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

MakeMKV 1.8.6 updates support for AACS v44, improves reliability and stability, and a couple bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CintaNotes 2.4 improves link handling, Simplenote sync, and corrects bugs in list formatting, crash and import bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/

Synergy 1.4.15 corrects two service-related bugs. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/

Recuva 1.49.1019 adds multi-session UDF support, improved FAT partition scanning, Unicode support, PST detection, email scanning and other bug fixes and GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.23.569 improves performance, GUI, adds hardware support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

CCleaner 4.07.4369 adds Windows 8.1 and IE 11 support, improves cleaning across various applications. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.16.809 adds Windows 8.1 support, SSD optimization for Windows 8, improved SSD detection, SMART monitoring and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

BulkFileChanger 1.30 improves feedback and adds a column to view the time difference between creation and modification. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DiskMaker X 3.0.1 adds Mavericks support. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

FolderChangesView 1.55 adds the ability to quickly toggle monitoring for recently monitored folders from the tray, adds the ability to select monitored folder immediately at launch. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync and GoodSync2Go 9.6.0 adds ACL and MD5 tracking, proxy support for Google Drive and Dropbox, improved compatibility with IE 11 and IPv4. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

GPU-Z 0.7.4 updates supported hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Hamachi 2.2.0.100 corrects an installation bug on 64-bit systems and configuration for Windows XP. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Win 4.1.3426 improves encryption, numlock and Wake On LAN. This should be treated as a security update.

MyEventViewer 2.05 corrects a bug in saving command-line options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetConnectChoose 1.06 corrects issues preventing operation on Windows 2000. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.78 fixes a bug with the promiscuous mode configuration being saved. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

TcpLogView 1.10 adds the ability to filter localhost connections. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.60 adds custom label support for port numbers and broadcast addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

PsExec 2.0 introduces a new option, -r, that specifies the name PsExec assigns to its remote service. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

RAMMap 1.32 adds support to Windows 8.1 and fixes support for Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.01 fixes a reliability bug and adds integration with VirusTotal. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.3 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.2-90405 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 6.0.1 corrects a half dozen stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

MailEnable 7.55 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.9 corrects several cosmetic bugs and a bug with SSL redirection. This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.6 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 3.7.1 adds the ability to perform minor updates to itself. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.7.1 corrects several bugs primarily for caching compatibility. This is a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.4 updates library and pre-sanitizes data before validation. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.5 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 5.1 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.19 corrects a half dozen bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.8 corrects a bug with sub-folder installations. This is a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-10-17

Hi, Folks!

A few out-of-cycle security updates released this week, including Java, OSX, Chrome and Thunderbird. Should be a quick update cycle for most.

Apple released updates for Java, printer drivers and MacBook Air firmware. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates.

Java 7u45 is a security update. Install the update ONLY if you already have Java installed.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone or kindle – 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 30.0.1599.101 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.0.1 corrects several crash issues. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.83 is an informational update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

IPNetInfo 1.50 adds CIDR details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.2.8 updates included codecs and improves AVI performance. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2006 is a major update provide a number of new features, including significantly improved performance and update speed. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Bitmessage 0.4.1 provides several protocol improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Wireless Network Watcher 1.68 adds support for configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn 4.1.3256 corrects several bugs including stability and reliability. This is not a security update. Right-click on the LogMeIn icon in your tray and select “Open LogMeIn”, click “About”, then “Check for Updates”. After a few minutes of downloading, the updater will start. You’ll be prompted to click “Update”, approve installation and finally “close” the installer when done.

Synergy 1.4.14 adds drag-n-drop between computers (mac & win), update checker, and corrects several outstanding bugs. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/

NetworkTrafficView 1.77 adds configuration profile management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

GoodSync 9.5.8 improves Google Drive, S3, automation, OnFileChange and job dependence. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DevManView 1.40 adds wildcard processing support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.02 adds support for configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Inno Setup 5.5.4 adds Windows 8.1 compatibility section and several other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.0-89960 is a major update providing a number of new features, bug fixes and improvements. 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.

bbPress 2.4.1 is a compatibility update. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.17 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2011-07-12

Patch Tuesday again, folks!

Microsoft released between 4 and 9 updates today, depending on your operating system and software configuration. Updates for Windows, Bluetooth, and root certificate store are included. These are security updates and a reboot is required. One of these updates is MS Office File Validation, which can significantly slow access to network files. If you experience problems (particularly slowness) accessing network files (such as Access, Word and Excel files) after installing these updates, please contact me for a registry fix.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple Software Update 2.1.3 (2.2mb) is available for all Windows and Mac OS X computers. No changelog is provided, but this is typically updated a week or two before a major update series is released – so if you have any Apple software installed, run this update. It could significantly reduce the overall size of future Apple updates. Use the Apple Updater to get this updates.

Apple also released Java for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, and Mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.5.8. These are security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.34 corrects some compatibility issues. This is not a security update. If you do not yet have 10.3.181 however, this version does include security updates.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Air 2.7.0.1953 corrects some compatibility issues. This is not a security update. If you do not yet have 2.7.0 however, this version does include security updates.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Sick of doing updates yourself?

Regular updates can mean the difference between infection and function. Compromise and defense. Between working and *not*. Any computer problem can be significantly aggravated by viral infection or application incompatibility. Everyone knows that installing updates yourself is a pain. Not only is it frustrating and time-consuming, but it’s easy to miss an update if you don’t know what to look for. Even this newsletter, which provides a list of most common application updates, is difficult for most people to follow. Quite simply, most people don’t even know what software they have installed.

Well over 95% of the virus/malware infections I see every single month would have been avoided by simply installing updates. It’s that important.

The difference between trusting that everything will “just be okay” and installing regular updates yourself or having a professional do it for you can save you literally thousands of dollars over the course of even a single year. Sadly, a typical infection “event” can cost upwards of $300, and in some cases the data isn’t recoverable.

To that end, I now offer remote and local update installation as a regular periodic and one-time service offering.

If you’re in Tuolumne County, CA you can drop your computer(s) off for me to install updates on a first-come, first-served basis. I’ll apply any applicable updates and then you can pick it up.

If you’re more remote (a few more miles, or hours or even continents away), don’t fret! As long as you have a reasonably fast internet connection (DSL/Cable/Satellite/Wireless) then I can install updates on your computer without you needing to unplug it or even shut it down. (Yes, I can do this for many in Tuolumne County, too!) These service calls can be performed completely remotely, and all you need to do is install a piece of software that enables me to assist you.

One-time updates include any available updates for your computer, and are billed at my regular rate for my hands-on time. For a new computer or a computer that’s never been patched, this can take as much as three or four hours depending on connection speed.

Maintenance subscriptions are offered at a 25% discount from regular rate and include updates within 3 days of Patch Tuesday each month, and a monthly price cap of two hours per device per month, regardless of how much time is required to install updates. Further, the first 10 monthly maintenance subscriptions will receive application of all out-of-cycle updates at no additional charge for the life of the subscription.

I’m providing this update service to individual computers and small to medium networks. We’re also offering discounts for networks of 4 or more computers with a regularly monthly service plan.

Call for details!
209-565-12PD

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.

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

ATI Catalyst 11.6 adds “Steady Video” functionality (designed to correct jitter or shake in stored video), improves decoding performance and introduces a crash bug during video framerate changes. So, upgrade at your own risk, or wait until 11.7 is released (up to 2 months away). This is not a security update.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 5.0 is a major update to Firefox and 5.0.1 is a stability update. 5.0 adds a number of security and stability fixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to download the current version (sorry, they removed on-demand updates) or get it at the link below:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Opera 11.50 is a security and stability update. This is a security update. If you have Opera installed, use Menu, Help, Check for Updates to install the current version.

SeaMonkey 2.2 now forces installation of bundled extensions/add-ons, fixes several stability bugs and incorporates the security updates from the Firefox 5.0 branch. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most recent version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 3.1.11 incorporates the security and stability updates from the Firefox 5.0 branch. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most recent version.

OutlookAttachView 1.70 adds export filename pattern rules. 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.

Trillian Astra for Windows 5.0.34 corrects a Twitter bug that causes the unread count to break, and fixes issues with Skype that were causing Trillian to freeze. A handful of crashes and minor bugs have also been addressed. Lastly, Trillian 4.2 received a minor bugfix today to fix a small authentication issue. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/

Skype 5.3.0.120 adds group screen sharing, improved multitasking, and several minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Evernote 4.4.2.4912 corrects a number of bugs throughout the application. No indication if this is security related, so treat as a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.0 is a major update, adding media controls, immediate streaming for progressive downloads, remote access, ratings, drag & drop, portable mode and performance and stability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

PuTTY installer 0.61 is the first update to PuTTY in over 4 years – this version adds improved security protocol support, corrects several bugs (including crashes and hangs), and now treats the clipboard asynchronously. This is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 2.9.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 2.9.4 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.7.3 and Minecraft Server 1.7.3 corrects a number of bugs, mostly cosmetic and duplication bugs. This does not yet correct the recent stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

IrfanView 4.30 improves performance, corrects a number of bugs, adds several new display and storage options, alpha channel/transparency, and various other features. This is not a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Kindle for PC 1.6.0.32771 does not provide a changelog, so treat this as a security update. If you already have Kindle for PC installed, download the update at the link below:
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 6.0.1203 improves OS compatibility, corrects several stability and QOS bugs, and improves detect+removal of various rootkits. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 1.94 improves file naming based on active browser window. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.1.0.5 corrects several minor bugs, and the 8.1 series significantly improves audio-sync over previous versions. Yay! This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn Win 4.1.1848 adds several new management options, and several minor bug fixes. This is not a security update. To install this update right-click on the LogMeIn icon in your tray and select “Open LogMeIn”, click “About”, then “Check for Updates”. After a few minutes of downloading, the updater will start. You’ll be prompted to click “Update”, approve installation and finally “close” the installer when done.

CCleaner 3.08.1475 adds support for Firefox 5, McAfee AV, GIMP, MS AntiMalware and various other applications, and improves search performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.06.328 improves speed, stability, SSD detection, and minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

DQSD 4.1.0.0 is finally released (it has been in beta for three years, and no significant changes have been made). This version adds native x64 support, and now incorporates over 400 different search engines. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dqsd/files/dqsd/4.1.0.0/

Goodsync and Goodsync2Go 8.7.4.7 improves temporary file support, Amazon Cloud Drive support, LiveDrive, Google Docs and HTTP transfer support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CPU-Z 1.58 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.5.4 adds newer hardware support, improved accuracy and performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

NirCmd 2.65 improves sound handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

USBDeview 1.91 adds port name support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.00 is the first release. This software enables you to quickly scan the network for device information.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Synergy 1.3.7 is a stability release. This version incorporates several of the stability improvements and management tools planner for the 1.4 release. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/download/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.14 corrects several minor buga, as well as a significant InnoDB concurrent read bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.0.10-72479 corrects several bugs, including memory leaks and stability issues. 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.

WordPress 3.1.4 is a security update. This version fixes a privilege escalation bug, several SQL vulnerabilities and other security issues as well. Even if you’re not ready for 3.2, this is a critical security update and should be applied to all WP installations ASAP. This is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

WordPress 3.2 is a major update, fixing dozens of bugs, adding many new features, a new default theme and a cleaner interface. 3.2.1 corrects a couple dozen issues, almost exclusively within the new default theme. There are still some compatibility updates with some plugins, and this is not a security update, so if you don’t need the added features of 3.2+, you don’t *yet* need to update. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 1.2.9 adds WP 3.2 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

BuddyStream 2.1 corrects several minor bugs and adds 3.2 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.3.1 adds several security fixes. This is also the official end of life for the 2.x branch, which sadly is still commonly used on older hardware. Update, folks! This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Quick Cache 110709 adds WP 3.2 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-cache/

WPtouch 1.9.31 adds WP 3.2 compatibility, zoom and corrects a scripting bug. This is not a security update, however, due to a compromise of a previous build, you’re encouraged to update to this version ASAP anyway.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

Contact Form 7 2.4.6 fixes several minor bugs, and updates jQuery library. This is not a security update, however, due to a compromise of a previous build, you’re encouraged to update to this version ASAP anyway.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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