Updates 2019-11-12

Hi, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for November 2019 and this month is huge.

The next build of Windows 10, version 1909, is being released this week. This version is minor compared to other Windows 10 upgrades and should be nearly indistinguishable from 1903. If you’re running 1903 now installing 1909 should have no negative impact. If you’re running an older version I recommend upgrading to 1903 before switching to 1909. In either case, don’t do it yet. There is nothing so critically important in 1909 that the update can’t wait a month. Wait for it.

Windows 7 will fall completely out of support in only 60 days. Don’t run out the clock. If you are running a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8 you can still upgrade to Windows 10 and have a supported version of Windows for the foreseeable future. Get it done before it’s too late. Don’t want to do it yourself? Call me!

Catalina has been out for a month now and the backlash is huge. Installation lockups, forced password resets, permission resets, iCloud sync problems, dropped support for 32-bit apps, and incompatibility issues requiring reinstallation or upgrade of many others are just a few of the issues experienced by the unlucky lemmings that Thought Things Would Be Different™. Apple is gradually resolving problems, but I recommend you hold off until at least 10.15.3 before upgrading (and then only if you don’t need any 32-bit apps). x.3 seems to be the sweet spot for macOS stability. That should be out sometime next month. With that said, don’t postpone installing the patches for your current build of macOS. These are always security updates.

In the news this month Google is buying Fitbit (so find another tracker), we’re reminded to always disable NFC, compromising fingerprint readers is still extremely easy, light is as effective as voice, punctuation is still important, iOS 13+’s aggressive memory cleanup is more “abusive” than “aggressive,” and still brokenanything you share with any business or entity will no doubt inevitably be exposed, especially if it’s Adobe, or even your antivirus company, that “user interface design” and “security” are far removed, and that IoT is putting us all further at risk every single day.

The co-founder and CEO of Mine, an online privacy advocacy organization, observes that cybersecurity is becoming less accessible to smaller companies, but that’s why I’m here. Check out our subscription to learn more. Our goal is to provide enterprise-level support to everyone at a cost that is reasonable even for home users.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. The typical computer should see roughly 2 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Servicing Stack, and MSRT (~800 MB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for iOS 13.2.2, iPadOS 13.2.2, macOS Catalina 10.15.1, Security Update 2019-001 Mojave, Security Update 2019-006 High Sierra, tvOS 13.2, watchOS 6.1, Safari 13.0.3, and Xcode 11.2. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

macOS Catalina (10.15) is available. This is a large download and will take between 2 and 4 hours to install on most hardware. The release of macOS Catalina (10.15) means that macOS Sierra (10.12) is now no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS High Sierra (10.13) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

iOS 13.2.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 5.3.3 and 6.1 are security updates. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 13.2 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 78.0.3904.92 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Fedora 31-1.9 is a major update. This version is now released only as a 64-bit release. Though 32-bit apps are still supported the CPU architecture now requires 64-bits. New features include the Fedora Toolbox (an improved launcher), updated packages, improved stability and bug tracking, removal of YUM, improved security, and Cgroups v2 support.

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.270 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 macOS Catalina (10.15) means that macOS Sierra (10.12) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS High Sierra (10.13) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (1903) 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 3-6 GB 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, 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 or use, reducing the attack surface.

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.

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 19.10.42 improves the installer and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Crucial Storage Executive 5.05 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-storage-executive

nVidia 441.20 resolves several bugs, improves compatibility, and adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 78.0.3904.97 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 70.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 68.2.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.9.1705.41 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.

Mailspring 1.7.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

Thunderbird 68.2.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 3.30 adds option to scan only unread messages and set the read flag on mesages on extraction. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

WinSCP 5.15.5 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

FreeFileSync 10.17 adds private key support for SFTP and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Java 8u231 is a security update. You should remove Java instead of upgrading if you are not 110% sure you require it.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

MaxMind GeoIP2 201911 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Npcap 0.9984 is a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

BrowsingHistoryView 2.26 adds the ability to configure what happens on double-clicking an item in the results.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.10.2 is a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Picard 2.2.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://picard.musicbrainz.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam 2019.11.06 replaces the Library with a new interface, resolves several bugs, improves stability. This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Atom 1.41.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://atom.io/

LibreOffice Still 6.2.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update. This is the stable version of LibreOffice, so if you’re upgrading you should install Still.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.3.3 resolves many bugs. This is not a security update. This is the beta version of LibreOffice, so if you’re upgrading you should install Still.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7.8.1 (Free Uyghur Edition) resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Adobe Reader DC 19.021.20049 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Security Software Updates

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

RogueKiller 13.5.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 2020.0.1 is a security update.
https://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 11.0.5.8 adds support for new encodings, adds cloud backup for configuration. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolnix 40.0.0 resolves several bugs and improves automation. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Mac 7.4.1 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

RoboForm 8.6.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

8GadgetPack 31.0 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

Beyond Compare 4.3.2.24472 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.scootersoftware.com/download.php?zz=dl4

BulkFileChanger 1.70 adds support for Office format date/time values. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DesktopOK 6.71 adds new explore path feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DevManView 1.60 adds option to Open Device Properties Window and option to create a shortcut to Device Properties window on your desktop. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriveLetterView 1.50 adds Open Device Properties Window option. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Etcher 1.5.63 updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

FolderChangesView 2.31 resolves a stability bug and changes keyboard accelerators for find and open in explorer. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync 10.10.12 resolves several stability issues and annoyances. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

IsMyHdOK 1.91 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

Ketarin 1.8.11 adds several new features including global “on update failed” command, variable sorting, and improved FileHippo integration. This is not a security update.
https://ketarin.org/

MS ISO Downloader 8.23 updates names and adds ISOs. This is not a security update.
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

NTLite 1.8.0.7217 adds support for 20H1, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSForensics 7.0.1005 adds several new features, resolves bugs, and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

PointerStick 3.71 resolves a bug and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

SearchMyFiles 3.06 resolves the time range bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.53 adds an option to display only running tasks. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

USBDeview 2.81 adds an option to open Device Properties window. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.55 adds ability to connect to an access point from within WifiInfoView and from the CLI. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WinScan2PDF 5.09 improves compatibility with certain hardware and WIA. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.30 adds enterprise licensing, improved treemap, in-app context menu improvements, and search improvements. This is not a security update.
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

WSUS Offline 11.8.2 updates libraries, improves compatibility, and supercedence rules. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

AutoHotkey 1.1.31.01 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Android Studio 3.5.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Inno Setup 6.0.3 and Inno Setup QuickStart 6.0.3 adds several new features including dark theme, new messages, and directives. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Node.js 13.1.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.30.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

TortoiseGit 2.9.0 updates libraries and resolves many bugs. This is a security update.
https://tortoisegit.org/

TortoiseSVN 1.13.1 updates library and adds digital signature. This should be treated as a security update.
https://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Visual Studio Code 1.40 resolves over 4600 issues. This is a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 6.0.14-133895 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.7.4 is a security update.
https://www.adminer.org/en/

phpList 3.4.8 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Nextcloud Server 17.0.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Drupal 8.7.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.9.13 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable 10.27 is a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect 19.4.25759.7247 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

WordPress 5.3 is a security update. This version adds the Twenty Twenty theme, improved block editor, accessibility and keyboard improvements, automatic image rotation, and more.
https://wordpress.org/

Akismet 4.1.3 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.

bbPress 2.6.0 improves moderation, engagements, and several other features, adds compatibility with PHP 7.1+, and resolves over 400 bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 5.1.5 improves the configuration validator. This is not a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.2.6 is a security update.

WooCommerce 3.8.0 doesn’t have a changelog so should be treated as a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.7.1 improves compatibility and resolves several 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 2014-12-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! This is a relatively light Patch Tuesday, with only about 250mb in updates for most computers, but a lot have security implications. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 8 updates to address 24 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight and Exchange (~120mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X Yosemite, Safari, iCloud and AppleTV. This includes security updates. Be aware that many have reported problems with the Safari “update” accidentally removing Safari. You would be well advised to switch to Chrome in order to have a more stable browsing environment. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 8.1.2 is a security update and also addresses the many Wifi and wireless problems introduced in 8.0. If you can not install the update through Wifi (since it’s broken), use iTunes to install the update.

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235 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.

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.

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.5.3.0 improves Intel cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Samsung SideSync 3.1.4.801 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

PS3 4.66 improves stability. This is not a security update.

PS4 2.03 improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.95 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Safari 8.0.1 is a security update. And it was pulled from availability after it was discovered to have been force-uninstalling Safari instead of updating it. It will probably be available again soon.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6706616

Opera 26 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 34.0.5 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.31 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 31.3.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 3.07 adds the ability to limit the maximum number of autocomplete records allowed by Outlook. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.73 now also scans the root folder of the PST file. 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.

Skype 7.0.0.100 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 3.0.3 fixes an “infinite sync” bug, as well as various other improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.4.739 provides a dozen fixes in stability, reliability and interop, as well as improved hardware and networking. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.8.1 adds performance and other optimizations and bug fixes. 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.

Adobe Reader 10.1.13 and 11.0.10 are security updates. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Artweaver 5.0.1 adds a changelog! This version fixes several bugs with blending, big brushes and corrupt BMP files. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Paint.net 4.0.5 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5577 updates anti-spam and integrates PC TuneUp. This is not a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.0.4 fixes a bug in the Malware Protection service. This is a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

DNSQuerySniffer 1.35 adds TTL display mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

RogueKiller 10.0.9 improves shellcode protection and updates signatures. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.0 adds support for newer encodings, improved handling of mastering errors, bug fixes and adds the ability to split content by chapters. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

CDex 1.74 improves tagging, updates libraries, various bug fixes and performance improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

DVDFab 9.1.7.6 adds support for newer encodings, fixes crash and stability 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.

7-Zip 9.35 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

GoodSync 9.9.11.5 improves syncing of locked files, updates libraries, and improves reliability. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 7.9.11.5 updates libraries, fixes several bugs, adds import from LastPass and DashLane. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

BFGMiner 5.0.0 adds dozens of bug fixes and improvements. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

CintaNotes 2.8.3 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

TeamViewer 10.0.36244 is a major update, improving the interface, providing central setting controls, master whitelist, improved chat, one-click video calls, profile pictures, LAN detection, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Agent Ransack 2014.828 fixes a minor bug. This is not a security update.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2077 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

CurrPorts 2.12 adds the ability to enable and disable filters from the toolbar. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.87 corrects a window positioning bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

ProduKey 1.70 adds support for BIOS OEM Key. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.52 corrects a window positioning bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.40 adds an option to re-sort on every update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WhosIP 1.10 adds support for authentication-less SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 proxies. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.16 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 5.00.5050 improves the GUI, adds newer software support, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.71.1 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.33 corrects several bugs, improves header and compatibility. This is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

LicenseCrawler 1.44.785 improves filters and scan performance, corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.22 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

ActivePerl 5.20.1.2000 is a major update to bring ActivePerl into compliance with Perl 5.20.1. This is a security update.
http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads

Redemption 5.8.0.4036 fixes several bugs and adds dozens of new objects and functions. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

TortoiseGit 1.8.12.0 improves performance and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.20-96997 fixes a couple dozen bugs, improves reliability and hardware compatibility. 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.

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.7, 4.1.14.8, 4.2.13.1, and 4.3.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/

MailEnable Enterprise 8.56 fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.0.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Drupal 7.34 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

ColdFusion 11.3 and 10.15 are security updates.
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb14-29.html

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-08-27

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday! But just the same, there were a few security updates released in the last couple days that you need to install.

Microsoft has released an out-of-cycle security update for Windows. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

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.

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.0.0.1 improves AMD cleanup, fixes Vbios information. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

WD TV Live Streaming Media Player 2.02.32 adds Miracast, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, GRID UI, auto play, downloads via HTTP, FTP, P2P and NXB, apps on USB storage, Flixster & Rotten Tomato ratings, more than a dozen new services, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_live_g3

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 37.0.2062.94 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.70 fixes a crash bug and a bug related to DST. 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.

DynDNS Updater 5.1.0 corrects a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://dyn.com/apps/updater/

WinSCP 5.5.5 is a security update. This version also fixes several bugs.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Nmap 6.47 provides a number of fixes and protocol improvements. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

Connectify Hotspot 9.0.3 is a major update adding significant performance improvements and integrates automated diagnostic reporting. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 2.10.29 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

FileZilla 3.9.0.3 fixes a crash and several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XBMC 13.2 is the final version of XBMC. From here on it will be renamed to Kodi. This build corrects a few dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and other. This should be treated as a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PS3 4.65 is a stability update. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

EA Origin 9.4.21.2812 does not provide a useful changelog so should be treated as a security update.

Office Updates

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

OpenOffice 4.1.1 fixes dozens of bugs, including stability, performance and style. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Gimp 2.8.14 updates libraries and fixes hundreds of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4745 is a security update.

DNSQuerySniffer 1.27 adds option to copy host names. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.70 now automatically reads the cache for all profiles in Chrome and Firefox browser. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.2 adds a light theme, allows you to modify the auto-save destination and improves scrolling. This is a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.12 corrects several bugs, and improves conversion. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

DVDFab 9.1.6.4 fixes startup bug and improves copy conversion. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.4 updates digital signature. This is a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

IsoBuster 3.4 adds a number of new features, improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.9 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.6 improves stability, adds Office365 FS support, and provides various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.7.1.2 finally adds an option to eliminate the annoying “activating existing instance” notification. Also fixes several other bugs, and improves features. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

RMPrepUSB 2.1.732 fixes a formatting bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rmprepusb.com/

ProduKey 1.67 changes default behavior to disable loading of default product key. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.50 adds the ability to hide empty folders in the summary. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WifiInfoView 1.70 adds several new command-line options, including adapter controls and display mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 4.17.4808 improves browser cleaning, adds support for several new applications, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Autoruns 12.02 fixes a bug that could cause Autoruns to crash on startup, updates the image path parsing for Installed Components to remove false positive file-not-found entries, and correctly reports image entry timestamps in local time instead of UTC. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Coreinfo 3.31 fixes a bug that could prevent the Coreinfo driver from loading. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 1.01 fixes the manifest registration so that Sysmon event logs can be interpreted without installing Sysmon, and now includes unique UDP connections within 15-minute intervals.  This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.12 fixes the verbose output to not show the final record twice. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Recover Keys 8.0.3.112 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

TrimCheck 0.7 fixes incorrect free space detection. This is not a security update.
http://files.thecybershadow.net/trimcheck/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite Database Browser 3.3.0 provides a number of improvements to SQL parsing, improves new row behavior, logging, and schema viewer. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

TortoiseGit 1.8.11.0 fixes SSH compatibility bugs and crashes under certain hardware. 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 0.9.9.1 fixes performance and crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.0.7 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.2, 4.1.14.3 and 4.2.7.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php

WPtouch 3.4.7 fixes home screen icon selection and version upgrade notification. 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 2014-08-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! While there aren’t a lot of updates this month, there are a lot of very large updates. If you don’t have a fast connection, consider scheduling most of these for after you go to bed. Or just have me do it for you. 😉

Microsoft released 9 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SQL Server, Silverlight, MSRT and .NET. This includes security updates (100+ mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iTunes, Digital Camera RAW compatibility, printer drivers, and MacBook Air. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Reader 11.0.08 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.179 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 14.0.0.178 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 Printer 10.7.0.2277 improves PDF/A compatibility, fixes problems with detection of installed Ghostscript, adds more output sizes and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bullzippdf

Display Driver Uninstaller 12.9.8.4 improves AMD and Intel cleanup, adds partial audio endpoint removal for nVidia and Intel. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

nVidia 340.52 improves SHIELD support, and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Samsung Kies 3.20140715 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP#versionInfo

PS4 1.75 adds Blu-ray 3D support, improves audio output, adds automatic downloads for Featured Content. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 36.0.1985.143 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 31.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 23 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.19 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 31.0 is a security update.

NK2Edit 2.95 adds ‘EmailString’ field to scripts. 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.

Mumble 1.2.8 is a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Evernote 5.5.3.4236 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox 2.10.3 fixes a permissions issue on Windows. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.9.0.2 corrects several bugs, including stability and performance improvements. This is not a security update.

Plugin Updates

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

Silverlight 5.1.30514 is a security update. Use Windows Update to install it.

Java 7u67 corrects a regression from 7u65. This is not a security update. DO NOT install Java if you don’t already have it!

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.7.1 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.7.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.14.531 adds playlists, extras, import from iTunes, improved filters, various bugfixes and more. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5000 adds M3U8 support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.3.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.1.5 is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam Client July 11, 2014 is a security update.

EA Origin 9.4.20.386 improves registration process, fixes various bugs. This is not a security update.

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 237 adds Presequel preparations. This is not a security update.
http://blog.gib.me/tag/tools/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.6.8 adds Google Drive to cloud settings storage, fixes OneDrive, improves styling behavior, fixes several syntax highlighting bugs, and extends plugin capabilities to include style and snapshot access. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Paint.net 4.0.3 fixes several bugs and provides performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?paintdotnet

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.08 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates or Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe DNG Converter 8.6 adds support for newer cameras. This is not a security update. Use Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.0.1 adds 4K output at 60fps for H.264, updates YouTube presets, impves DCP color calibration and other bugfixes. This is not a security update. Use Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Inkscape 0.48.5 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.inkscape.org/

Lightworks NLE 11.5.2 fixes dozens of stability, reliability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.0 is a major update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4744 is a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

OpenSSL 1.0.2 is a security update.

Wireshark 1.12.0 provides several new features, vast improved protocol and format support, improved performance, and major API changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Bitmessage 0.4.3 adds IPv6 support, improves performance and reliability, and replaces core algorithm. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1128 is a major update. This version replaces the interface, adds System Investigator, improved performance, E-mail alerts, right-click scanning and high-contrast color scheme. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.68 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.1 adds video recording, video trimming, dropbox output, updated editor, object rotation and more. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 2.3.2 updates libraries and provides a number of bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 9.1.5.9 improves performance and conversion defaults, improved Video Edit feature, adds ability to create protected ISO files, and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.3 adds OneDrive Pro FS support, improves Auth in certain situations, improved support for older hardware, stability and cleanup improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

TeamViewer 9.0.31064 adds integrated updater, customizable auto lock feature and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Hamachi 2.2.0.227 improves stability. This is not a security update.

LogMeIn Win 4.1.4408 improves stability and provides other bug fixes. This is not a security update.

DriverView 1.46 adds secondary column supporting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.65 adds wildcard exclusions. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.86 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.25 adds support for Opera. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.66 fixes a sorting bug and adds a column to represent order added. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.02 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.65 adds ‘WPS Summary Mode’. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 4.16.4763 improves browser cleaning, added Repair option to uninstaller, improved 64-bit support, GUI and bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GPU-Z 0.7.9 adds newer hardware support, improves PhysX detection and fan monitoring, and various performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Autoruns 12.01 has numerous bug fixes, adds a profile attribute/column to CSV and XML output, and interprets the CodeBase value for COM object registrations. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Coreinfo 3.3 now reports virtual memory address width as well as support PT, SHA, MPX, CFLUSHOPT, and AVX variants. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.03 fixes several bugs, including crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SysMon 1.0 is a new Sysinternals utility that monitors and reports key system activity via the Windows event log. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CintaNotes 2.7 adds printing and alignment support, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

CPU-Z Installer 1.70 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.31 fixes several buffer-related bugs, threading and socket management. This is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Ketarin 1.7.0 fixes FileHippo downloads and now integrates only database into the Ketarin forum. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.canneverbe.com/

LicenseCrawler 1.42.692 updates scan engine and bug fixes.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.20 is a security update. This version also provides updates to InnoDB, replication, and a number of bugfixes.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Inno Setup 5.5.5 adds new Files handling, new output controls, improved logging, adds 64-bit ReadReg support and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

TortoiseSVN 1.8.8 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

TortoiseGit 1.8.10.0 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. 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 4.3.14-95030 provides dozens of bugfixes, stability improvements, and improved hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

PPSSPP 0.9.9 provides a number of stability, quality and performance improvements, as well as bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.2.0 fixes invitations, adds Mandril support, and adds the ability to set Program Name during installation. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.31 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 2.5.24 and 3.3.3 are security updates.
http://www.joomla.org/download.html

phpMyAdmin 4.2.7 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 4.4.7175.5302 adds triggers, many configuration improvements, annotations, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.136 removes dependency for Newtonsoft.Json.dll. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable 8.52 improves message tracking, and many bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 3.9.2 is a security update.

Anti-Splog 2.1.3 corrects reCaptcha and updates suspended template. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.0.2 fixes several regressions and PHP Notices. This is not a security bug.

Contact Form 7 3.9.1 updates libraries, provides several reliability and bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.7.4 adds handling for strange date/time use case. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.5 adds settings page, category restrictions, and parent-category limitations. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.5.24 fixes missing attachments, removes PEAR dependency, changes temporary post behavior to use draft status. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 140725 improves cache structure, provides several bug fixes, and various new feature controls. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.3.6 adds the ability to export logs to CSV, simplified logging, and style updates. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.6 improves HTTPS support. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 2.2 reverted the table plugin to the previous version, and improves style merge with other themes and plugins. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.4.5 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 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/