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Updates 4/11/17 - "Microsoft + Adobe Tuesday"

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 Reader/Acrobat and Flash.

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RE: Updates 4/11/17 - "Microsoft + Adobe Tuesday"

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.148 has been released

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

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 emoticon.Star.title ( 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 25.0.0.148, via Microsoft Update:
 
Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (4018483)
 
 

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RE: Updates 4/11/17 - "Microsoft + Adobe Tuesday"

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, for Windows.  

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

 

Adobe Reader XI, sequential update (starting from any Windows 11.x version) to 11.0.20

http://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6155

 

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Remark:   For people using Reader DC (Document Cloud), or other Reader versions for Windows, you can locate your appropriate update here:  https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows

 

For people using Acrobat  for Windows, you can locate your appropriate update here:  http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

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Documentation has been released as https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb17-11.html

and https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotes/11/11.0.20.html

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RE: Updates 4/11/17 - "Microsoft + Adobe Tuesday"

Reminder:

The Adobe Reader/Acrobat updates insist on reactivating several associated StartUp programs (registry entries) and Service that you might have previously disabled.

I've found the most effective way to stop them is to use CCleaner, select Tools / Startup , and then click-on and DISABLE each of the Adobe entries (if present):

Acrotray (Adobe Assistant)

ARM

SpeedLauncher

[ Not sure why, but CCleaner is doing a better job on these Adobe "pests" than WinPatrol.... ]

The Adobe Acrobat Update Service can be disabled via WinPatrol.

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RE: Updates 4/11/17 - "Microsoft + Adobe 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 April, version 5.47
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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 4/11/17 - "Microsoft + Adobe Tuesday"

"Interesting" new license agreement to use MSRT.  emoticon.Surprise.title

I followed the link to find out how block it from reporting back to MS, but it's appears to be a dead end, in the sense that there are no instructions to block reporting.

I believe MSRT runs automatically when downloaded by WU, so how can we use command line switches for anything?  

What the... ??:emotion-41:

Ron

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   I'm not a Dell employee

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