Updates 2016-10-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

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

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

Browser Updates

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

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

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

Internet Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

curl 7.50.3 is a security update.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

Office Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Security Software Updates

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

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

OpenSSL 1.1.0b is a security update.

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

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

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

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

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Web Package Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

W3 Total Cache 0.9.5.1 is a security update.

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

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-05-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! It’s a pretty heavy load today, with several updates that require direct interaction. The typical computer should see roughly 400mb in updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 24 updates to address issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Security Essentials, Silverlight, .NET, and Microsoft Office (~250mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, OS X Server, Safari, iCloud, RAW compatibility, and several drivers. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11.0.11 are security updates. Since Adobe has released Adobe Acrobat DC the native update engine has become unreliable for 11.x versions. You may need to either switch to Adobe Acrobat DC or have significant patience to download the 11.0.11 update.

Adobe AIR 17.0.0.172 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.188 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 15.1.0.2 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 42.0.2311.152 is a security update.

Firefox 38.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.7.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Dropbox 3.4.6 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.8.6.7519 fixes several bugs, including crash and reliability. This is not a security update.

BrowsingHistoryView 1.69 corrects a bug parsing IE data on some platforms. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPInfoOffline 1.41 corrects IP parsing issue. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.8.158 is a security update. If you do not have Shockwave DO NOT install it now!
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.5.5571 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cdbxp

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.1.1079 corrects several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

VLC Media Player 2.2.1 is a security update.

Unreal Media Server 11.0 adds Live Channel a/v switching, rebroadcasting, and improved stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Unreal Streaming Media Player 7.0 adds support for Live Channels, time-shifting, improves UMS over HTTPS, and improved buffering. This is not a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation 2.51 is a stability update. This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.7.7 fixes a minor bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.2a is a security update.

Windows Defender Offline 20150430 is a security update.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

DrWeb CureIt! 10.0.5 is a security update.
https://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit+free/?lng=en

Avast! Home Edition 10.2.2218 improves stability and performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.1.6 is a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

DNSQuerySniffer 1.45 adds the ability to capture queries from loopback address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

SmartSniff 2.17 added “Find in Upper Pane” option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.79 updates internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 10.6.3 adds detections, fixes search bug, improves UI and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

MSRT 5.24 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.6.7 updates Picasa support and improves editor. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

VideoCacheView 2.85 added the ability to scan only files within a configurable recent period. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Gamecaster 2.2.1502.1751 improves YouTube Live support. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.9.9 updates encryption support, corrects more than 20 bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

TEncoder 4.5.7 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://tencoder.sourceforge.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.20 improves performance and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Bitcoin 0.10.1 is a bug fix. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

CintaNotes 2.8.6 fixes several bugs, including stability and sync issues. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Cygwin 2.0.0 is a major update and bugfix release. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

CrucialScanner 20150506 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/index.aspx

Process Hacker 2.34 provides several cosmetic and stability updates. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

TeamViewer 10.0.41459 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2092 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

DiskSmartView 1.10 fixes a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/disk_smart_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.71 corrects a deleted file bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.33 adds portable Firefox support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

USBDeview 2.42 adds the ability to view device capabilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.71 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.80 adds the ability to determine maximum supported speed of 802.11ac networks. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.05.5176 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Sysmon 3.0 improves process tracking and filters. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.3 adds reporting of GP extension DLLs and adds target processes tracking. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

RegJump 1.1 adds the -c option to jump to the path stored in the copy/paste clipboard.
http://sysinternals.com/

WuInstall 2.3.5 fixes a cache reporting bug and improves inline documentation. This is not a security update.

Seagate HDD Diagnostics 1.4.0.2 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/202435en

Web Package Updates

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

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.36 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Dada Mail 8.0.2 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

ownCloud Client 1.8.1 provides a number of performance and reliability updates. This is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

phpMyAdmin 4.4.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Plupload 2.1.3 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.1.10 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

Drupal 7.37 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

jQuery 1.11.3 and 2.1.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

SMF 2.0.10 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 4.1.2 is the 4th security update in the last month. Update ASAP!

Autoptimize 1.9.4 is a compatibility bug fix. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.5.7 improves URL output. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.2.3.1 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

Conditional Widgets 2.2 fixes a number of bugs and adds hide on desktop/mobile support. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.1.2 adds div and quiz wrapper elements. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.0 is a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.7 adds new translations. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.6.19 adds support for future posting and improves DAP LiveLinks compatibility. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.4.15 fixes a minor bug. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.3.15 fixes an admin bug. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.12 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.3.8 provides dozens of fixes, including style, hook and API updates. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.7.8 updates translations, fixes 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 2012-05-08

Hey folks!

Microsoft released 16 updates today for Windows, Office, .NET, Silverlight, MSRT and an updated Certificate Revokation List (CRL). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
Note that among those “offers” included in the current cycle are Microsoft Security Essentials and the Bing Desktop application. If you already have a security or antivirus software you do not need (and probably should not install) Microsoft Security Essentials. You can ‘hide’ the update to prevent it from being offered again. Likewise, if you do not wish to install the Bing desktop toolbar and search service, you can ‘hide’ this option so it will not be offered again.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple has released several updates this month for printer drivers, an iOS security update and a removal tool for the Flashback trojan. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions of this software, and to check for and remove the Flashback trojan from your Mac.

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 is a security update. This version corrects a security vulnerability that’s being actively exploited on multiple platforms (Mac, Win, Linux and Android). If you’re on Windows, ensure that you have Flash Player set to perform automatic updates (available since last month within the control panel), otherwise be sure to install this update ASAP. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 is a security update. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 7u4 is the first official release of Java 7 for consumers. This is a bugfix and feature update, adding several new capabilities to developers. This is not a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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.

AMD Catalyst x64 12.4 adds newer hardware support, improved anti-aliasing, texture filter quality improvements, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

iOS 5.1.1 for all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod fixes several bugs with AirPlay, purchases, network switching, and HDR photos, as well as security fixes. This is a security update. Use iTunes to install this update.

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 12.0 improves the upgrade experience, find behavior, stability and security improvements. This is a security update.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Note that Mozilla, the creator of Firefox, is the first major tech company to voice opposition to CISPA, which under the guise of protecting national security, would provide government at all levels with warrantless wiretapping of all US Internet users.

Google Chrome 18.0.1025.168 is a security update. Restart Chrome to install the most current version, or download it here:
http://www.google.com/chrome/

HTTrack 3.46.1 adds support for UTF-8 filenames. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

SeaMonkey 2.9 + 2.9.1 correct more than a dozen security issues.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 12.0 + 12.0.1 provide performance, stability and security fixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.30 adds a new column to indicate the domain of the from/to email address. 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 5.9.0.115 corrects a login bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Trillian for Windows 5.1.19 is a maintenance release. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/windows/

Trillian for Mac 1.3 contains more bugfixes and a few minor features. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/mac/

Connectify 3.4.0.23678 improves stability, performance and reliability. Improves support for 3G/4G cards, streaming video, p2p, UPnP and gaming. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 4.5.5.6827 adds email address as a login option and fixes a crash on timeout. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Google Earth 6.2.2.6613 improves search, rendering, adds Google+ integration and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27167 corrects memory leaks, crash bugs, and improves update behavior. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.6.1 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 4.4.1.3099 adds a File Name column to the track list, “send to” integration, a couple minor bugfixes and language improvements. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Picasa 3.9.135.87 corrects several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://picasa.google.com/

Unreal Live Server 9.0, Unreal Media Server 9.0, Unreal Archival Server 1.5, Unreal Flash Player 2.0, Unreal Streaming Media Player 6.1 provide a variety of updates including RTSP streaming, RTMP(T) streaming, removed limitations, quality and performance improvements, native UMS support, streaming of any media format regardless of container, unicast and multicast MPEG2-TS support and more. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

VideoStream Server 1.0.3.1 corrects several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://collect3.com.au/videostream/

Office Updates

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

OpenOffice 3.4.0 is the first release since Oracle passed the license to the Apache Foundation, and shows significant progress, adding MailMerge, significantly improving CSV support, correcting and improving upon the library of functions and coding abilities, adding UTF-32 support to Math symbol catalog, improved defaults, performance, compatibility and style elements. SVG support has been added, as well as a significant range of graphics and line-mode capabilities. Last but not least, the name has been changed from “OpenOffice.org” to “Apache OpenOffice” or simply “OpenOffice”, which will surely frustrate those who’ve spent the last few years publicly arguing the finer points of trademark law on those four silly characters (“.org”).
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Notepad++ 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 correct several critical bugs, including stability and crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Gimp 2.8.0 is a major update, providing a much-improved interface, file support, text editing, export handling, layer groups, simple math in size entries, and a dozen other feature improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Scribus 1.4.1 corrects a few minor bugs, integrates GiveLife Color System(R) swatch palettes, improves bitmap and SVG import, scripting and corrects application data storage to follow OS-preferred placements. This is not a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash.html

Let me take a moment here and bring to light that Adobe, who learned of these security vulnerabilities (and exploit methods) over 4 months ago, delayed releasing an update for all previous ($$$) versions of their software, opting instead to push their new subscription-ware model. Not surprisingly, they released these security notices with no fanfare and little more than a “too bad for our existing customers” the day after they “launched” CS6. Shame on you, Adobe. For everyone else, if you’re looking for a powerful graphic suite without the price tag, check out Paint.net, Gimp, and Scribus. Even more options are listed at Alternative.to.

IcoFX 2.2.1 improves supported file handling. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Security Software Updates

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

Password Security Scanner 1.06 corrects a parsing bug for the Firefox password list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1148 improves performance, heuristics, and corrects several bugs. 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.

Fraps 3.5.0 corrects several bugs and now provides the ability to create AVI files over 4gb in size on NTFS volumes, also adding split option to automatically create smaller AVI files. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.20 adds split video capture for sites (such as YouTube) that generate multiple FLV files for a single video. 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 8.1.7.8 corrects several crashes, improves decoding, and fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.18.1707 adds support for the newest builds of popular software, corrects several bugs, and provides improvements for existing detections and the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.60.1 adds support for newer hardware and corrects a Win8 clocking bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.14-2 corrects a minor bug. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Daemon Tools Lite 4.45.4 improves privacy of connection with MountSpace.com, fixes file association bug and several other bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

DriveLetterView 1.20 adds a speed test option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Goodsync 9.1.8.5 corrects more than a dozen bugs related to file monitoring, GSTP, S3, HTTP/FTP, sync algorithm and conflict resolution. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

GPU-Z 0.6.2 corrects a minor display bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Process Monitor 3.01 adds decoding of several new Windows 8 file system control codes and obtains image version information for 32-bit DLLs when run on 64-bit Windows. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

RapidEE 6.1 build 812 corrects a device detection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

RoboForm 7.7.6 corrects more than a dozen bugs, providing improved stability, reliability, visual improvements and potential security issues. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

USBDeview 2.10 corrects diagnostic information on Windows 7. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Windows Image Writer 0.6 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.24 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

MySQL ConnectorNet 6.5.4 corrects stability and authentication bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.14-77440 and VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.1.14-77440 correct several crash and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 4.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 7.14 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 6.53 corrects a number of stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 3.5.1 corrects several GUI, stability and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 3.3.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 3.1.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

BuddyStream 2.5.09 provides several styling and filtering fixes, adds CSS classes for custom styling, fixes license check, and various other bugfixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Email Log 0.6 corrects a couple cosmetic issues and improves help. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/email-log/

Front-end Editor 2.2.1 updates libraries, enables align buttons, highlighting of elements, and adds a filter for processing changes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-editor/

Redirection 2.2.13 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

Register IP – Multisite 1.5 only updates the readme file. Still no native support for linking to additional IP information. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/register-ip-multisite/

Smart YouTube 4.1.6 corrects a bug with looping videos. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/

WPtouch 1.9.40 removes AppStores support and fixes video embedding script. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

Zemanta 1.1.2 provides several minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2011-05-01

Happy May Day, folks!

Java 6u25 is released. This version adds support for the latest series of browsers (IE9, FF4 and Chrome 10), as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
  http://www.java.com/winoffline_installer/

Silverlight 4.0.60310 corrects several minor bugs and a memory leak. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?silverlight

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.

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 4.0.1 corrects several security and stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is a security update.

SeaMonkey 2.0.14 corrects several security and stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is a security update.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 3.1.10 corrects several security, performance and stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is a security update.

OutlookAttachView 1.63 adds two new double-click handling options: open with and copy to. 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 4.1.7 adds support for automatic installation of the root SSL certificate, a fix to the automatic update check and a bugfix for short username updates. This is not a security update.
  https://www.dyndns.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 2.8.5 fixes a bug in AVI playback, a startup hang and 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

Vista Codec Package 5.9.5 fixes a bug in AVI playback and updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
  http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Unreal Live Server 8.0 and Unreal Media Server 8.0 add h.264/AAC and RTP/UDP/MMS respectively, as well as unicode support, and improved synchronization. This is not a security update.
  http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Unreal Streaming Media Player 6.0 adds unicode, RTP/UDP and fullscreen support, and fixes a black video window bug. This is not a security update.
  http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Office Updates

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

Kindle for PC 1.5.0 Build 32337 adds German language support. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SiteShoter 1.42 fixes a bug related to port-numbers in the output filename. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_site_screenshot.html

VideoCacheView 1.91 adds a file naming step to the copy files dialog. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Education updates

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

TuxMath 2.0.2 corrects a couple display bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.06.1433 improves HTML5 support, browser controls and performance and quality changes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

DriveLetterView 1.10 adds an updated timestamp and realtime drive change monitoring support. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

RoboForm and RoboForm2Go 7.2.9 changes several interface behaviors, fixes multiple bugs and crashes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.roboform.com/dist/affs/AiRoboForm-s12pd.exe

Goodsync and Goodsync2Go 8.6.9.9 corrects several timestamp related bugs, SSL and proxy handling. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

USBDeview 1.89 adds a cosmetic-only option to alternate row colors. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.0.6-71416 corrects dozens of stability bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

DigiCertUtil is updated. No changelog is provided, but it likely involves updates to the recent spate of revoked certificates. This is not a security update.
  https://www.digicert.com/util/

BuddyStream 2.0 adds support for several additional services, menu support, logging and RSS. This version also removes Facebook support. 🙁  This is not a security update.
   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

WordPress 3.1.2 corrects a security issue in the post page, an escaping issue in Quick Edit and performance issues with certain queries. This is a security update.
  http://wordpress.org/

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

Regards,

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