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Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday", CCleaner

This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.

Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern DAYLIGHT SAVING Time]

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Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

For more information, see https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary

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Adobe will be joining-in, with updates for Flash, AIR, and Shockwave.

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RE: Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.127 has been released

In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player and AIR with important bug fixes, security updates, and new features.

These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  

 
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier
  • ( Revised installer links located toward bottom of:  https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html )
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    emoticon.Star.title Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 will be updated to 25.0.0.127, via Microsoft Update:
     
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-023 - Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (4014329)
     

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    RE: Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

    Adobe AIR 25.0.0.134 (for those who have/use AIR)

    https://get.adobe.com/air/

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    Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2.8.198

    https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

    https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/shockwave/apsb17-08.html

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    RE: Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

    WARNING:  The link for this separate download of the MSRT is now pre-checking a box to also download "MSN default homepage & Bing default search engine".    Be sure to uncheck this, unless you really want it!
     
    Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT, MRT) for March, version 5.46
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    Reminder:   Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].
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    This month's MSRT adds detection/removal of... ???

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    RE: Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

    CCleaner v5.28.6005 (14 Mar 2017)
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    - Improved Chrome and Opera History cleaning
    - Improved Firefox Session and Cache cleaning
    - Updated Windows Explorer MRU cache cleaning
    - Improved 64-bit build architecture on Windows 10
    - Optimized Auto Update process (Professional only)
    - Updated ZoneAlarm cleaning
    - Minor GUI improvements
    - Minor bug fixes
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    Either be careful to UNcheck any pre-checked offers for bundled programs/toolbars (unless you really want them)... or else, wait a few days until the SLIM build is released.

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    RE: Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday", CCleaner

    Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2017:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-mar 

    Remark:   Since Microsoft is now offering a single, cumulative monthly quality rollup, I will not be listing the individual bulletins... those interested can click on the link for details.

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    RE: Updates 3/14 - "Microsoft Tuesday", CCleaner

    Can't get this week's Win 10 (64-bit) updates to download or install on laptop.

    WU said updates were available including Flash, Silverlight, MSRT, and 2 Win 10 updates.  It kept stalling out on the downloading, even though I could surf the net so the connection was good. Tried a few things including reboots.

    During one of the reboots it said "Wait while updates are installed". But when It booted, the same 5 updates were still being offered.

    Finally got MSRT and Silverlight installed, but then it "Can't install other updates because PC was turned off". Clicked the Retry button and it started to download updates but stalled out.

    Rebooted and ran Win 10 WU Troubleshooter which said it fixed problems. So I tried to update again, and it's stalled out at 90% - for hours.

    Stopped WU from CMD prompt window and tried to empty the Windows/SoftwareDistribution folder, as suggested at various websites, but it won't let me...

    Any suggestions?

     

    Ron

       Forum Member since 2004
       I'm not a Dell employee

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