Updates 2016-06-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. Quite often you’ll read my posts about what needs to be updated and when, but this month I’d like to take the opportunity to remind you to remove stuff. If you’re not using it, remove it. If you don’t need it, remove it. If you aren’t sure whether you need something, chances are good you don’t, so remove it. You can almost always reinstall whatever you remove, so if you’re not sure, ask your IT guy (or me) and *then* you can remove it.

One of the primary principles of security is to “reduce the attack surface.” What this means is to make yourself a smaller target for attackers in order to avoid at least some of the attacks that might otherwise get through. Installing regular updates is the most important thing you can do, but removing unsupported software is a very close second. Beyond these two principles are several other behavioral changes (user education) which can make the difference between victim and victor.

Here’s a couple examples of recent software where the vendor will no longer support it, and the risk of leaving it on is too great:

IBM/Lenovo has discovered a security vulnerability in their Lenovo Accelerator Application, and instead of releasing an update to it they advise all users remove it immediately.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len_6718

This is a good time to remind you that Apple QuickTime for Windows is also unsupported and has known security vulnerabilities. If you have it installed, remove it, now!
https://saferpc.info/2016/04/on_the_death_of_quicktime/

Now back to Patch Tuesday…

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

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Office, Edge, Internet Explorer, .NET, DNS, Group Policy, SMB Server, Netlogon, WPAD, Kernel drivers, Exchange, Windows PDF, Active Directory, Windows Diagnostic Hub, and Windows Search (~1.2gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X El Capitan 10.11.5, Safari 9.1.1, tvOS 9.2.1, watchOS 2.2.1, iOS 9.3.2, iTunes 12.4.1, AirPort Base Station 7.7.7 and Brother Printer drivers. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Be aware that while iOS 9.3.2 is released, there are known problems with it bricking certain hardware. Caveat Emptor!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/05/16/apple-ios-9-3-2-ipad-pro-problems/#6646f5f05db7

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.215 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.242 is a security update. Another Flash security update will be released this week.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 16.0.0.2 fixes a couple bugs. 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 51.0.2704.84 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 47.0 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.

NK2Edit 3.21 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.93 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.1.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.24.0.104 is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WGet 1.18 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

aria2 1.23.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

curl 7.49.1 is a security update.
http://winampplugins.co.uk/curl/

DynDNS Updater 5.3.1 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dyndns.com/

Dropbox 4.4.29 is the first stable update in the new major release. Dropbox doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.1.2.2292 fixes several bugs and adds Quick Search, improved switching and zoom. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.18.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201606 updates geolocation data. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

DNSDataView 1.46 adds select-all support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6139 updates libraries, new default behaviors. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 5.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

iTunes 12.4.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Battle.net Client 20160520 removes Windows XP support (!) so be aware that your games will no longer run on your older hardware.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

Minecraft 1.10 adds polar bear, Husk, Stray, auto-jump, structure blocks, underground fossils, Magma block, Nether Wart and Red Nether bricks, and much more. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Adobe has released security updates to Creative Cloud Desktop Application, DNG Software Development Kit (SDK), Brackets, and Cold Fusion.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb16-21.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dng-sdk/apsb16-19.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/brackets/apsb16-20.html

LibreOffice 5.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.9.2 adds log monitoring. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Reader DC 15.016.20045 is a security update.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Kindle for PC 1.16.0 Build 44025 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 2.0.4 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

RogueKiller 12.3.3 adds themes, detections, and stability problems. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Symantec Anti-Virus 20151.1.1.4 is a security update.

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1220 updates detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 13.0.0 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1602.2244 is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1602.1938 is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.3.0.4 is a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.2.0 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.1.0.3960 updates drivers and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

SpaceSniffer 1.3.0.1 improves performance and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

7-Zip 16.02 add multi-volume zip support and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

RoboForm 7.9.19 fixes several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.1.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

iExplorer 3.9.6.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2657 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.90 adds auditory feedback and autocomplete support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NirCmd 2.81 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

SearchMyFiles 2.71 fixes several bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.17 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.05 adds a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.18.5607 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.53.1087 improves partition support and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Rufus 2.9 adds support for new partition structures, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

SystemRescueCD 4.7.3 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.21 adds export encoding support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 11.0.59518 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WizTree 2.01 fixes a restart loop bug. This is not a security update.
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

8GadgetPack 19.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

HWMonitor 1.29 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Connectify Hotspot 2016.4 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.13 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

StrawberryPerl 5.24.0.1 updates to core Perl and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.5 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.42 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

ownCloud Client 2.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

ColdFusion 2016.2, 11.9 and 10.20 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-22.html

phpList 3.2.5 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Plupload 2.1.9 is a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.3.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

WP Update Server 20160611 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

Drupal 8.1.2 does not provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

jQuery 3.0 is a new major release adding several new features and the end-of-life of previous versions 1.12.4 and 2.2.4, which will now only receive critical updates.
http://blog.jquery.com/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.6.10870.6001 adds dozens of new features and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

BuddyPress 2.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.5 improves site detection. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.5 fixes several bugs and updates requirements. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.8.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.1.4 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.0 fixes many bugs, adds new features and improvements. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2016-01-12

Hi, Folks!

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

If you’re still running Windows 8 (not 8.1), you will no longer receive Windows updates. You MUST install 8.1 to continue to receive security updates for Windows.

Today is the last day for updates to “older” versions of Internet Explorer. Historically, this means that a critical security issue will be discovered and exploited as early as tomorrow. Upgrade Internet Explorer to the latest version supported by your operating system NOW. Yes, this means you’ll lose DQSD. ๐Ÿ™ Even if you’re not using Internet Explorer as your primary browser, many applications including Office, Windows Explorer and third party components will still utilize Internet Explorer “under the hood”. Thus, whether you want it or not, you MUST install the current version to ensure you continue to receive security updates that *do* impact you.

Windows 10 will be switched from an “optional” update to an “important” update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 today, which means that it will attempt to automatically install whenever you install updates (and sometimes just for fun at 3am) and will also download (3gb+!) whether or not you plan to install it.

The privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. The delay and potential issues you may experience from neglecting to either update or block the update can have serious repercussions.

My recommendation is to make some time to install Windows 10 as soon as possible. Typically the installation will take between 2 and 6 hours, with no ability to do other things on your computer while it’s installing. During installation you will be prompted with several option pages to enable/disable options and features. Disable them all. Yes, every single one. Uncheck every box and slide every slider “off”. Immediately after installation disable Cortana’s web-integration functionality, then go to All Settings and review every single option. If you have problems with Windows 10, you can revert to your existing OS.

If you are running software that’s not compatible with Windows 10, or need to prevent the installation for some other reason (such as my wife’s patented “I don’t wanna”) then your best option is to use GWX Control Panel to block the icon and disable OS upgrades (the first two options).

Now back to our regular patch notes.

Microsoft released 18 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MSRT, Silverlight, Visual Basic, and Windows Live Essentials (~125mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, QuickTime and iTunes to address security vulnerabilities. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.233 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.270 are security updates.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.3.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Ext2IFS 1.12 adds hibernate support and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.fs-driver.org/

Intel Driver Update 20151221 improves hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://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 47.0.2526.110 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 43.0.4 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version. If you have an older version you may need to repeat this process until you get to the current release.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.87 adds the ability to append to log files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.5.0 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.

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.3.183 is a security update. Instead of updating, please consider removing Shockwave!

Silverlight 5.1.41105 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/

QuickTime 7.7.9 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Skype 7.18.0.103 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Trillian Mac 3.3.0.24 fixes an echo bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Dropbox 3.12.6 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Nmap 7.01 fixes over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41628 fixes several bugs and adds ad-free premium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

IPInfoOffline 1.42 updates the included IP country database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

WGet 1.17.1 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.14.6.1620 fixes several bugs and improves Sync and iOS/Apple TV support. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.3.2 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.2.10120 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PlayStation PS3 4.76 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

PlayStation PS4 3.11 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.8.8 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Paint.net 4.0.9 fixes quite a few crash bugs and improves quality and performance. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Krita 2.9.10.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice 5.0.4 fixes many bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Scribus 1.4.6 doesn’t yet have a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Adobe Acrobat XI 11.0.14 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC 15.009.20077 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader 11.0.14 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.010.20056 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Kindle for PC 1.14.0 Build 43019 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.

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

TDSSKiller 3.1.0.9 improves detection and removal. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?tdss

DrWeb CureIt! 10.0.10 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit+free/?lng=en

KeePass 1.30 fixes a couple dozen bugs and improves search handling. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark 2.0.1 fixes dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.2 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware Chameleon 3.1.28 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/chameleon/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware Mac 1.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Rootkit 1.09.3.1001 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antirootkit/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1045 improves a number of detection methods. This is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

MalwareBytes’ FileAssassin 1.06 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/

MalwareBytes’ RegAssassin 1.03 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/regassassin/

MalwareBytes’ StartUpLite 1.07 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.51 improves compatibility with Netmon3. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.91 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 11.0.7 adds new detections and ADS black/whitelisting. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

TinyWall 2.1.7 improves stability, display on hi-res devices and application database. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tinywall.pados.hu/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.95 improves Yandex Browser compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1512.2124 adds support for new hardware, fixes several bugs and improves social integration. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1512.1833 adds support for new hardware, Record live stream on Dailymotion, and social logins. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.8 improved compatibility, fixes several bugs, updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.2.4 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

IsoBuster 3.7 adds breadcrumbs, improved navigation, improved performance and stability, and updated libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

MKVToolNix 8.8.0 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.17 fixes several bugs including stability, hi-res display issues, and more. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

7-Zip 15.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.53254 fixes several reliability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

iExplorer 3.8.8.0 adds iOS 9.2 compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

FolderChangesView 1.81 adds support for the Windows Explorer context menu. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.66 adds wasted space column, and now defaults to opening the properties window on double-click. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.10 adds option to automatically update on class/query change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.51 adds option to open INF file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.72 adds scanning to selected IP addresses option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.41 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 5.13.5460 adds Opera and Chrome Media Cache cleaning, improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.6 simplifies zeroing a device, fixes mode support, crash bugs and stability. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Sigcheck 2.4 improves certificate trust list validation. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 3.2 adds support for logging raw disk access. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.51 fixes a WMI parsing bug, selective verification of signing status of individual entries and BOM flag in export file. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.01 fixes registry parsing bug and a kernel access bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.7.0 updates kernels. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.15 improves refresh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.3.1 fixes a bug in .NET installation. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.3 many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

ActivePerl 5.22.1.2201 is a security update.
http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads

StrawberryPerl 5.22.1.2 is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Inno Setup 5.5.7 improves defaults, adds support for new CLI options, indexing behavior, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.12-104815 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 9.0.2 is a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

BIND 9.9.8 and 9.10.3 are security updates.
https://www.isc.org/downloads/bind/

Drupal 8.0.2 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.4.8 is a security update.

jQuery 1.12.0 and 2.2.0 fix several bugs and introduce new features. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.5.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.4.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 2.0.0 is a major improvement, adding several new controls and features, cache controls, optimizations and bug fixes. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.8.1 fixes a bug. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.2 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.27 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Top Commentators Widget 1.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-10-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google and more have updates for us today. The typical computer should see roughly 300mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 is becoming more stable but my hold off recommendation still holds. There are still upgrade woes with various hardware that might create problems for you, and the privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. Hold off at least another couple weeks — let other people experience the problems so you don’t have to.

Microsoft released a dozen updates to address issues in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and MSRT (~120mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Safari, iOS, printer drivers and WatchOS. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 9.0.2 is a security update, and fixes cell data problems as well as a few other issues.

OS X El Capitan (~6gb) is released and available for download. It’s very much like Yosemite, and you’re unlikely to feel much of a difference. My recommendation is to hold off. Yes, it runs, but it feels “sloppy”. It’s a little sluggish and it takes longer to boot. I expect the next minor patch will iron out these issues, probably in late October.

Adobe AIR 19.0.0.213 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.207 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.

Of important note is that the “tap to talk” display bug on Android was resolved a few days ago, so if you install the current Google App update, you should no longer experience the overlay problem when the Tap to Talk widget rotates or your device sleeps.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 10.23.0.2529 updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

WinCDEmu 4.1 fixes a bug in Windows 10 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/download/

Intel Driver Update 20151008 adds support for Windows 10. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Kingo Android Root 1.4.1 improves performance and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root/download.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome Mac 46.0.2490.71 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 41.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.38 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.83 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.12.0.101 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 3.10.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41202 fixes stability issues. 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 7.0.0 updates included codecs and fixes subtitle crash under x64. This should be treated as a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.13.1464
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PS4 3.00 adds Events, Communities, remote viewing, improvements to Messages, YouTube broadcasting, Twitter clips, improved Notifications and parental controls. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

IcoFX 2.12.1 fixes several bugs, improves output defaults to be more dynamic. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Krita 2.9.7.6 isn’t really new, but I just discovered it and I love it! Check it out:
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Lightworks NLE 12.5.0 adds many configurable export formats, and new media support. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

OpenOffice Dictionary 2015.10.01 is not a security update.
http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Adobe Reader 11.0.13 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.2.0 is a security update. Use the Update button to install the most current version.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

DNSQuerySniffer 1.50 improves adapter information details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1206 improves Windows 10 support and adds support for Edge. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.5.1509.0823 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.5.1507.3024 improves performance and 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.

CDex 1.79 improves Windows 10 support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 9.2.1.5 improves Blu-ray support and fixes network connection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.9.7 adds support for new encodings and improves Blu-ray conversion. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

7-Zip 15.08 adds support for more Linux file system images. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

GoodSync 9.9.32.5 improves Windows 10 support, fixes several bugs and adds pause support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 3.0 adds attachment and image support, and improves sync. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

DiskMaker X 5.0.1 adds support for OS X El Capitan. This is not a security update.
http://diskmakerx.com/

Everything 1.4.0.705b fixes several bugs, improves preview and automation. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

iExplorer 3.8.5.0 adds text export for notes and improved handling of iCloud photos, and fixes a crash. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

ImageUSB 1.2.1006 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

FolderChangesView 1.80 adds multiple source support, and autosizing of columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.00 improves adapter display information. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.62 improves application sanity when using Open With. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WifiInfoView 1.90 adds channel width and channel range columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

OSForensics 3.2.1003 adds support for new file types in index, improved device support, and performance update to EmailViewer. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.10.5373 improves cleaning for various applications and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.4 fixes several bugs and improves session option durability. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.2 improves performance and stability, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.6.27 updates libraries, fixes dozens of bugs and improves Windows 10 and El Capitan compatibility. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Redemption 5.10.0.4294 improves Outlook 2016 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.1.1 fixes several bugs and improves compatibility with various games. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 5.0.6-103037 fixes several bugs, and compatibility improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.2.1 fixes several bugs and adds export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

TinyMCE 4.2.6 fixes several bugs, including key handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

phpMyAdmin 4.5.0.2 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.4.9675.5750 fixes several bugs and adds quite a few features, including the much-awaited sub-groups. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Anti-Splog 2.1.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.3.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.5.0 improves language support. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.17 fixes several bugs and adds several more parsers. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.5 is a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-09-08

Hi, Folks!

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

Windows 10 is becoming more stable but my hold off recommendation still holds. There are still upgrade woes with various hardware that might create problems for you, and the privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. Hold off at least another couple weeks — let other people experience the problems so you don’t have to.

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

Apple released updates for QuickTime and Pro Video Formats. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 10.21.0.2462 improves application compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

NVidia 341.81 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Samsung SideSync 4.0.1.214 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 45.0.2454.86 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 40.0.3 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.35 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.81 adds environment variable support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.2.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.9.0.103 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Trillian Mac 3.3.0.17 fixes dozens of bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Evernote 5.9.1.8742 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.4 Build 40911 is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.13.1 improves stability and fixes keyboard shortcuts. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.3.1 updates libraries and improves features. This is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

BrowsingHistoryView 1.75 adds support for Edge/Spartan and corrects bugs with IE. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.0.162 is a security update. Please consider removing it instead of updating.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

QuickTime 7.7.8 is a security update. Before you install the update, consider removing QuickTime entirely. It is unlikely it’s required for your environment. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.6.5844 fixes several bugs and improves compatibility with hi-dpi displays. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.11.1406 improves stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.8.3.59237 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

GameMaker Studio 20150820 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/free

PlayStation 3 4.76 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.8.3 fixes a crash and other bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Kindle for PC 1.12.2 Build 40996 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

FrameMaker 2015.0.1 fixes several stability issues and improves DPS support. This is not a security update. Use the Adobe Cloud Update application to install this update.

FrameMaker Publishing Server 2015.0.1 is a security update. Use the Adobe Cloud Update application to install this update.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.3 is a security update. Use the Adobe Cloud Update application to install this update.

Security Software Updates

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

MSRT 5.28 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

SmartSniff 2.25 vastly improves capture details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.85 adds autosizing options for columns and improved tray balloon support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

SanDisk SecureAccess 3.0 improves startup, security, performance, adds shredding support, streaming, and logout timer. This is a security update.
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2399

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 12.4.1 adds Windows 10 support, various bug fixes and easier activation. This is not a security update.
http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-version-history.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.1.0 improves media compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7 improves YouTube upload, Facebook download and other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

BFGMiner 5.3.0 adds support for GekkoScience’s Compac Miner, improves Icarus support. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Cygwin 2.2.1-1 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

iExplorer 3.8.2.0 fixes a compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

Ketarin 1.8.0 adds several publicly requested features, including HTTPX referer support, hash checking and .NET 4.0, and fixes FileHippo support. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.org/

CurrPorts 2.20 improves display to show process names when not elevated. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.96 improves display to show process names when not elevated. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.08 adds the ability to write results directly to output file instead of caching first in memory. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.35 adds MAC Addresses List compiler, device descriptions, and the ability to display only select clients. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.86 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.71 adds secondary sorting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

CCleaner 5.09.5343 improves various application cleaning, bug fixes and Windows 10 performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.3 now detects ISOHybrid images and prompts for input, hash validation, fixes Windows To Go creation, UEFI and USB enumeration bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

WSUS Offline 10.0 adds support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, updates several app parsers and fixes cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.1 updates libraries, improves sync, browser and error handling. This is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Workstation Player 12.0.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.4-102546 fixes several bugs including stability, reliability, additions/integration and networking fixes. 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 20150818 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.digicert.com/util/

ownCloud Client 2.0.1 is a major update (2.0 was just released, as well) adding throttling, large folder sync consent, improved progress indicator, and various bug fixes and feature updates. This is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

TinyMCE 4.2.5 fixes several bugs including potential hijacks by new domain extensions. This is a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

Drupal 7.39 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.233 improves compatibility with Windows 10 and IIS 10. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable Enterprise 8.61 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/downloadprevious.asp

MailEnable Enterprise 9.0 provides faster webmail, improved spam controls, OOO auto-responder scheduling, IDN support, CC blocking, greylisting SPF exclusions, connection filtering, improved smarthosting and administration improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.4.14.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

BuddyPress 2.3.3 is a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.5 improves widget construction. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.8 fixes pagination and settings link. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.2.0 adds support for favicon, status label for each site, and autoload hook. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.7 fixes several bugs, provides to-the-minute scheduling with external cron support, and adds new filter for default category. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.6 fixes several bugs, improves setup wizard, improves bulk updates and more. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.4 is a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2015-08-11

Hi, Folks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

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

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

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

Browser Updates

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

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

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

Internet Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

Office Updates

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

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

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

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

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

Security Software Updates

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

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

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

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

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Web Package Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,

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