Updates 2018-01-09

Happy New Year, Folks!

The new year brings a lot of FUD regarding the CPU security issues Meltdown and Spectre. Yes, every CPU from the last 20 years is affected. Yes, it’s a security issue that allows evil apps to access memory they shouldn’t be allowed to. Yes, the fix is going to effectively slow down devices in order to secure them. But NO, it’s not really any more severe than any other hardware or software vulnerability. It still requires the evil app to get onto your computer, which means you either have to install it or fail to patch and secure your operating system and other applications, enabling the attacker to put evil apps on there. In other words, you’re at no significantly greater risk today than you were last week. As always, patching your operating system and applications, removing unwanted and unused applications, back up your data often, and “behaving” online remain the rule of the day.

That said, the updates today address some of these CPU issues. Unfortunately, there are higher-than-normal failure rates for this patch since it was rushed out. This means you should be more wary than usual about failures following Patch Tuesday this week. If you haven’t backed up your data recently or created a system restore point: NOW is the time to run backupsbefore you install updates this week. Back to our regularly scheduled program…

It’s Patch Tuesday and it’s a pretty big one. The new year has begun, and there are lots of updates for almost everything.

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

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, .NET and MSRT (~1gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, iOS 11.2.2, Safari 11.0.2 (again! v. 11604.4.7.1.6 and 12604.4.7.1.6), Pro Video Formats 2.0.6, and tvOS 11.2.1. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions. A reboot is required.

Apple released security updates for AirPort Base Station 7.7.9 (wireless ac models) and 7.6.9 (wireless n models).

iOS 11.2.2 is a security update for all iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPod touch 6th generation and newer hardware. Previous generations of hardware are no longer supported. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Google Chrome OS 63.0.3239.86 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137 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.

I’ve had a lot of calls recently from people whose computers seem unusually slow since late October. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 6gb through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients at The Farmory, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Crucial Storage Executive 3.5 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-storage-executive

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.8.2 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 3.1.1 improves detection and reporting. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 63.0.3239.132 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 57.0.4 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 52.5.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

DiscordApp 21.12.2017 adds animated emojis, improves screensharing quality and adds PayPal support. This is not a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

WinSCP 5.11.3 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Evernote 6.8.7.6387 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.5.1 Build 44332 is a security update.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.30.0 improves logging for update failures. Since updates often include security updates, this should be treated as a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201801 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

BrowsingHistoryView 2.15 adds support for Pale Moon browser. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VLC 2.2.8 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation PS4 5.03 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 7.5.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice 4.1.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.openoffice.org/download/

Paint.net 4.0.20 adds a dark theme, improves high-DPI support, and resolves many bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

Security Software Updates

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

Norton Power Eraser 20171218 is a security update.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20100824120155EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

Avast! Home Edition 17.9.2322 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

KeePass 1.35 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.70 adds TEXT and improves data preservation. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

RogueKiller 12.11.32 improves compatibility and adds detections. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 3.2.1711.2916 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 3.1.1708.2943 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.97 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.7.7 adds support for additional encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

IsoBuster 4.1 adds XML and DFXML exports, MFS, DC42, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.isobuster.com/download.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.5.0.5855 resolves several bugs. Ths is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

1Password for Windows 6.8.492 is a huge update with dozens of fixes, improvements, new features, and more. This is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

GoodSync 10.7.2 resolves several bugs, improves service compabitility and performance, and now provides local-device encryption (non-portable) for authentication storage.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 8.4.6 improves reliability and Edge support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

BFGMiner 5.5.0 updates libraries and resolves a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

DesktopOK 4.93 adds autosave support. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

HWMonitor 1.34 adds support for newer hardware and Windows 10 1709. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

DevManView 1.50 adds quick-filter support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.12 improves detection of Microsoft services. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

USBDeview 2.73 adds port name detection. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.50 resolves a live detection bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

OSForensics 5.2.1004 improves reporting, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

PointerStick 2.99 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

WinScan2PDF 3.81 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 11.1 resolves several detection issues. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Autoruns 13.81 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

BgInfo 4.24 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

Handle 4.11 now exports data to %TEMP% on 64-bit machines. This is not a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 7.01 resolves reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 14.1.0 is a security update.
https://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.2.4-119785 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.

Drupal 8.4.4 corrects dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

MailEnable Enterprise 10.11 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.7.7 is a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.4.15787.6556 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Akismet 4.0.2 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 2.3.2 improves resolves a couple bugs and adds cache-busting. This is not a security update.

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.6 adds WP CLI compatibility. This is not a security update.

Register IP – Multisite 1.8.0 adds column sortability and proxy support. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.10 resolves a couple bugs and improves security handling. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.2.6 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.2.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.23 improves custom footer logic and corrects a typo. 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 2015-03-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Moderate load today. The typical computer should see roughly 300mb in updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 15 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and MSRT. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iOS (8.2), OS X, iTunes, AppleTV, printer drivers and X-Code. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 16.0.0.273 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.

nVidia 347.52 improves performance in specific games. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Samsung SideSync 3.1.5.1038 does not provide a changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Daemon Tools Lite 5.0 adds quickmount, VHD, VMDK and TrueCrypt support. Improves stability and adds support for Windows 10 and native x64 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Samsung Kies3 201503 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

PS3 4.70 is a cosmetic update, changing “PSN” to PlayStation Network. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

PS4 2.04 improves stability and ease of use. 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 41.0.2272.76 provides many stability and performance improvements as well as new apps/extensions and APIs. This is not a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 36.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the current version.

Opera 28 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.5.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 3.09 adds more accelerator keys. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.7.157 is a feature update. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 8u40 adds several features and extends the Java expiration date. This is not a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.2.0.103 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WinSCP 5.7 is a security update. Note that this build of WinSCP integrates an old and insecure version of PuTTY. You’ll need to install PuTTY separately.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Evernote 5.8.4.6870 adds high-resolution display support, business notebook share mapping from notebook list, notification improvements and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.66 adds recent history support, and fixes a windows positioning bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.62 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Dropbox 3.2.9 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.10.2 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

PuTTY 0.64 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Codec Updates

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

Advanced Codecs 5.0.9 updates included codecs and libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VLC Media Player 2.2.0 improves support for HD, adds subtitle download integration, auto-resume, and auto-rotates videos recorded with alternating viewing angles. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.6 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 248 adds an item type filter. 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.

Kindle for PC 1.11.0 Build 40617 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Artweaver 5.0.5 improves playback, memory management, and fixes cosmetic defects. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5751.3 corrects a significant stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Wireshark 1.12.4 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Wireless Network Watcher 1.78 improves advanced option window behavior. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 10.5.3 adds Premium version with support, bug fixes, updated definitions and new licensed features. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.81 fixes Chrome processing bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.3 corrects several bugs, adds display options, and OneDrive for Business integration. Use Help, Check for Upgrade to install the most current version.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

XSplit Broadcaster 2.2.1502.1633 improves MP4 conversion, Elgato (and other hardware) compatibility improvements, and dozens of bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.2.1502.1734 corrects several bugs and improves several features. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.9.2 fixes several reliability bugs and updates decoding engine. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

SUPER 2015 build 64 is a security update.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CintaNotes 2.8.5 improves editor layout, adds word wrap option, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cn

GoodSync 9.9.16 adds several new bug fixes and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

BFGMiner 5.1.0 is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Bitcoin 0.10.0 is a bug fix release. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

TeamViewer 10.0.39052 improves compatibility and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

QuickSetDNS 1.03 corrects a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

SearchMyFiles 2.55 improves reliability, adds duplicate tracking, and adds ability to elevate for accessing system folders. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.41 fixes cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.78 makes a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.03.5128 improves handling for several applications, various bug fixes and GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

WSUS Offline 9.5.3 is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Cygwin 1.7.35 provides performance and stability improvements, and adds new defaults for various paths and chmod. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cygwin

FilExile 2.00 improves OS compatibility, improves GUI and uninstall handling, adds offline help and debug mode. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?filexile

RapidEE 8.0 build 926 fixes cursor missing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

StrawberryPerl 5.20.2.1 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?strawberryperl

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.0.1 provides dozens of bug fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VMware Player 7.1.0 fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 4.3.24-98716 corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?vbox

Web Package Updates

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

Piwigo 2.7.4 fixes several bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.9, 4.2.13.2 and 4.3.11.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/downloads.php

Adminer 4.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 7.4.1 fixes new draft from stationary, digest creation, sender header, debugging improvements. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

DigiCertUtil 20150219 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.digicert.com/util/

jQuery 1.11.2 and 2.1.3 fix a significant bug in Safari. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

MailEnable 8.60 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

IISCrypto 1.6.7 is a security update.
https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto/Default.aspx

WordPress 4.1.1 fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.2.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Joomla 3.4.0 improves front-end editing support, decoupling of links, and many security improvements. This is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

ScreenConnect 5.1.8473.5522 adds a number of new features including improves Mac support, extensions, and improves search. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download
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 2014-03-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Once again – if you’re still running Windows XP, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as possible. Time is running out! There’s now less than 27 days and 20 hours remaining until Microsoft terminates all support for Windows XP.
https://12pd.com/amazon?windows+7+oem
The only good news on this front is that Microsoft has announced they’ll support Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Defender *for* Windows XP through July 14, 2015. This does not alleviate the simple fact that vendors don’t even patch all the holes they know about in a timely fashion (see the iOS update further down). There is absolutely no reason to believe a secure computing environment on Windows XP will ever be possible after April 8th.

Here’s a list of known (some are unpatched) holes in XP Microsoft will never address:
http://www.cvedetails.com/product/739/Microsoft-Windows-Xp.html?vendor_id=26

So far, there are 961 publicly known vulnerabilities in Windows XP — over 80 discovered only within the last year at an upward-trending average of approximately 82/year. Of those, more than half allowed an unauthenticated third party to execute code on the computer, often without anything to do with the browser. Ultimately this means that being “safe” online with an unpatched or unpatchable XP computer is impossible. The potential for drive-by exploits, service-related attacks, firewall-bypasses and so on exists regardless of whether you’ve turned off or removed java, javascript & flash. The only safe XP computer as of April 8th will be completely disconnected from the Internet.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled updates.

Microsoft released 5 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, root certificates and Exchange. If running XP you’ll also receive an update that warns you of the upcoming XPtinction. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, iTunes, QuickTime, Mac PRO SMC, Boot Camp, Safari, AppleTV, and Pages. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 7.1 + 6.1.6 are security updates — patching vulnerabilities Apple has known about for nearly two years. While 7.1 addresses over 40 vulnerabilities, iOS 6.x did not receive a complementary update for this series. If you have an iPhone 3GS or earlier, it now has unpatched security holes that will not be addressed in any future update. Use iTunes to install this update to your Apple device.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1628 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.

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.38_1.0.61 is a security update.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23813

nVidia 335.23 improves performance on newer hardware, updates game profiles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

PlayStation PS4 1.61 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 27.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 33.0.1750.149 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the current version.

Opera 20 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.14.0.104 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Connectify Hotspot 7.3 provides several stability fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 2.6.18 corrects a multi-user sync bug, improves accuracy of observation, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.2.0.2946 improves connection stability, requires password in offline mode and other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4 Build 30635 corrects an issue with updates, removes support for older hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.6.5 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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.5.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4643 adds support for ALAC, improves error reporting, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.1.5 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to install the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.1.3 fixes several crash & reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

QuickTime 7.7.5 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.7.5 adds minigame support, server-side improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

EA Origin 9.4.6.2792 fixes issues with social profiles and chat and several other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 4.5.1 improves reliability of reading corrupted files, PSD and display improvements. This version also fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.5.5 adds wildcard and recursive parameter support, auto-detection for file encodings, word-completion in certain environments, enhances function list behavior, and several bugfixes, including crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 14.0.4900 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software

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

Wireshark 1.10.6 corrects a couple dozen bugs, improves performance, updates protocol support and improves capture.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.613 Beta improves fixes several bugs, improves profile support, adds controller hotkeys. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

SnagIt 11.4.2 improves scrolling in Chrome, fixes several crash bugs, and improves performance with Screencast.com
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.9 corrects several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.5 corrects several compatibility issues with Chrome and fixes autoupdate related bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.7.9 corrects several protocol bugs, improves reliability and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 4.11.4619 adds newer application support, improves scheduler, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

CintaNotes 2.5.1 improves reliability, corrects bugs with sync, markdown, crashes, tray icon and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cintanotes

GPU-Z 0.7.7 adds newer hardware support, improves display performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Hamachi 2.2.0.173 adds crapware to the installer. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Process Explorer 16.02 adds a refresh button to the thread’s stack dialog and ensures that the Virus Total terms of agreement dialog box remains above the main Process Explorer window. This is not a security update.

Process Monitor 3.1 adds registry create file disposition (create vs open) and a new switch, /saveapplyfilter, which has Process Monitor apply the current filter to the output file as it saves it. This is not a security update.

PSExec 2.1 now encrypts all communication between local and remote systems. This is a security update.

Sigcheck 2.03 fixes a bug that caused the output of the –u switch to include signed files, and fixes several other minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 9.0.26297 adds ‘best fit’ display scaling and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

QuickSetDNS 1.01 adds Router DNS item which allows you to choose the internal DNS server of your router.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

USBDeview 2.30 corrects a bug related to UAC. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.62 adds the ability to specify hostname and broadcast address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhosIP 1.08 updates internal countries file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiInfoView 1.36 adds detection for 802.11ac networks. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.5 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 0.9.7.2 corrects a major stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 4.3.8-92456 corrects several dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and memory leaks. 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 4.1.9 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 4.2.6273.5177 adds several new features (including improved reliability and handling of Mac+Linux installs). This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Joomla 3.2.3 is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable 8.03 corrects several bugs with ActiveSync, IMAP and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

BuddyStream 3.2.3 corrects several compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.6 updates branding and FAQ. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.7.2 corrects CAPTCHA bypass bug and updates libraries. This is a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.0.3 removes superadmin check, adds indicator for Network Only plugins and Favicons. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.2 updates colorbox compatibility. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.5 corrects several bugs, improves admin display. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.1.9 updates footer link code. 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/