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I start this topic and i will add here security/program update notifications and also changelogs for some Windows programs, including:

 

Adobe Flash Player (Latest version is 10.0.12.36)

Avast! (Latest version is 4.8.1229)

QuickTime Player (Latest version is 7.5.5)

Sun Java (Latest version is 1.6.0_07)

Mozilla Thunderbird (Latest version is 2.0.0.17)

Opera (Latest official/stable version is 9.60)

Winamp (Latest version is 5.541)

RealPlayer (Latest version is 11.0.3 build 6.0.14.806)

 

I try to be fast as i can with this information.

 

Here's the Changelog/Release Notes links, so you can check by yourself:

 

http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation...html

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-...on-history.html

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 & http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1991

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/Rele...tes.html#160_07

http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/...6/releasenotes/ & http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vuln...nderbird20.html

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/

http://www.winamp.com/player/version-history

http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/en/

 

Might add some programs later.

 

Edit: I will also notify about SpywareBlaster definition updates.

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Calendar of Updates is a good resource:

http://www.dozleng.com/updates/calendar.html

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I did a quick check from your links CeeCee. There they were, so I used 'em.

:)

Nice. :rolleyes: It was/is just something to do.

 

I don't usually use programs auto-update functions, so i, from time to time, check from the sites for possible updates. So why not notify others as well.

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That would be Calender Of Updates, not Calendar. Calendar Of Updates specializes in updating the draining of spaghetti on a daily basis. :) Plus they make neat make-shift helmets.
I wanted to make sure that the updates do not slip through the cracks :lol:

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That would be Calender Of Updates, not Calendar. Calendar Of Updates specializes in updating the draining of spaghetti on a daily basis. :) Plus they make neat make-shift helmets.

We are all sober here correct.

Calendars cover the holes in the wall.

Calenders are good for wringing out clothes and making pastries and such. Not necessarily in that order or for that purpose but you get the idea.

Colanders make good helmets especially if you like comedy.

Oh yeah, then there's that lawyer in the Britt sitcoms. Whoops. Now we're getting into consonants. Might end up somewhere in Iowa if I don't watch out. :P

 

What's a few vowels between friends anyway. :lol: Or a few consonants for that matter.

:) divoy

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Hi guys ;)

I'm just wondering If I need to update from avast! version (4.8.1201) to (4.8.1229)

If avast! version (4.8.1201) has an up to date (virus database) do I really need to update the program?

And If I should update to version (4.8.1229) how do I do it?

Will the later version just install over the current version?

Or do I need to uninstall the version I have? before installing the later version?

Will my Registration Key work with the newer version?

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Hi guys ;)

I'm just wondering If I need to update from avast! version (4.8.1201) to (4.8.1229)

If avast! version (4.8.1201) has an up to date (virus database) do I really need to update the program?

And If I should update to version (4.8.1229) how do I do it?

Will the later version just install over the current version?

Or do I need to uninstall the version I have? before installing the later version?

Will my Registration Key work with the newer version?

 

Hi

No you don't have to uninstall

Just right click on your avast icon in the system tray.

Click on updating

Click on program update.

After update down will ask for reboot.

 

I have yet to have any trouble doing it this way.

 

I have had no trouble with reg key. ( if you completely uninstall and reinstall, then you will have to re input your reg key.

 

I use Avast pro

 

Cheers

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RealPlayer security vulnerabilities (Updated July 25, 2008): http://service.real.com/realplayer/securit...2008_player/en/

 

Details for Potential Vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability 1:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer ActiveX controls property heap memory corruption. CVE-2008-1309

 

 

Vulnerability 2:

 

The identified vulnerability is a Local resource reference vulnerability in RealPlayer. CVE-2008-3064

 

 

Vulnerability 3:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer SWF file heap-based buffer overflow. CVE-2007-5400

 

 

Vulnerability 4:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer ActiveX import method buffer overflow. CVE-2008-3066

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We are all sober here correct.

Calendars cover the holes in the wall.

Calenders are good for wringing out clothes and making pastries and such. Not necessarily in that order or for that purpose but you get the idea.

Colanders make good helmets especially if you like comedy.

Oh yeah, then there's that lawyer in the Britt sitcoms. Whoops. Now we're getting into consonants. Might end up somewhere in Iowa if I don't watch out. :P

 

What's a few vowels between friends anyway. :lol: Or a few consonants for that matter.

:) divoy

Don't forget yer Collard Greens

 

They are even rumored to be a cure for headaches.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

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Hi

No you don't have to uninstall

Just right click on your avast icon in the system tray.

Click on updating

Click on program update.

After update down will ask for reboot.

 

I have yet to have any trouble doing it this way.

 

I have had no trouble with reg key. ( if you completely uninstall and reinstall, then you will have to re input your reg key.

 

I use Avast pro

 

Cheers

Hey thanks crofty59 ;)

 

I just use the "free" version, and I didn't realize that there was a (program update) feature that is so easy to use:-)

 

Thanks ;)

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RealPlayer security vulnerabilities (Updated July 25, 2008): http://service.real.com/realplayer/securit...2008_player/en/

 

Details for Potential Vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability 1:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer ActiveX controls property heap memory corruption. CVE-2008-1309

 

Vulnerability 2:

 

The identified vulnerability is a Local resource reference vulnerability in RealPlayer. CVE-2008-3064

 

Vulnerability 3:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer SWF file heap-based buffer overflow. CVE-2007-5400

 

Vulnerability 4:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer ActiveX import method buffer overflow. CVE-2008-3066

Real Alternative does not have those vulnerabilities I believe nor does it phone home:

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_so...alternative.cfm

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There is also FileHippo.com Update Checker v1.023 beta.gif

http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker

 

It works well for me on XP Home and Pro.

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Hey thanks crofty59 ;)

 

I just use the "free" version, and I didn't realize that there was a (program update) feature that is so easy to use:-)

 

Thanks ;)

I can't remember right now but I was telling another member to right-click on the "blue "a" ball".

I didn't until someone told me how to turn off the "voice of authority" notifying my files have been updated.

I must have played with that "little spinning blue "a" ball" quite a lot since then. So many options that they have tab scrolling.

If it ain't fun, why do it!

:) davey

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Real Alternative does not have those vulnerabilities I believe nor does it phone home:

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_so...alternative.cfm

I don't think that RealPlayer phomes home, if you change the privacy settings. Uncheck every option from there. I don't use RealPlayer much, but i want to keep it installed, mainly for embedded Real videos on the internet. Although those seems to be somewhat rare now a days. Most have changed from Real to Flash.

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I can't remember right now but I was telling another member to right-click on the "blue "a" ball".

I didn't until someone told me how to turn off the "voice of authority" notifying my files have been updated.

I must have played with that "little spinning blue "a" ball" quite a lot since then. So many options that they have tab scrolling.

If it ain't fun, why do it!

:) davey

I figured out how to change the "voice of authority" to a polite sounding lady through the avast! forum:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37311

 

It took a bit of poking around in Sound settings as well.

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Hi

No you don't have to uninstall

Just right click on your avast icon in the system tray.

Click on updating

Click on program update.

After update down will ask for reboot.

 

I have yet to have any trouble doing it this way.

Avast Home Edition can be configured to automatically check for program updates too. It however has to be manually configured to check for them because that isn't a default setting.

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RealPlayer security vulnerabilities (Updated July 25, 2008): http://service.real.com/realplayer/securit...2008_player/en/

 

Details for Potential Vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability 1:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer ActiveX controls property heap memory corruption. CVE-2008-1309

 

 

Vulnerability 2:

 

The identified vulnerability is a Local resource reference vulnerability in RealPlayer. CVE-2008-3064

 

 

Vulnerability 3:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer SWF file heap-based buffer overflow. CVE-2007-5400

 

 

Vulnerability 4:

 

The identified vulnerability is a RealPlayer ActiveX import method buffer overflow. CVE-2008-3066

 

You forgot,

 

Vulnerability 5:

 

RealPlayer is a piece of #@%&.

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To even further widen your choice, DSLReports has a well maintained Security Updates thread as well; it's the topmost sticky in their Security Forum

Well, this is just my small notification thread. Not to take too seriously. :lol: I think there's room for this thread. B)

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