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CCleaner 5.05

24 April 2015

A new Version 5.05.5176 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include improved Windows 10 compatibility, improved Opera Cleaning, improved IE and Firefox Startup Items detection, improved DPI support, as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.

Skype 7.4

23 April 2015

A new Version of the communications utility Skype has been released. A changelog is not available.

Realtek HD Audio 2.76

22 April 2015

Realtek has released Version 2.76 of its HD Audio drivers.

Windows Updates

22 April 2015

Microsoft has released several non-critical updates for Windows 7 and 8 on Windows Update. There are too many to describe individually here, but they are listed in this Microsoft Article.

Autoruns 13.3

21 April 2015

Microsoft has released Autoruns 13.3, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version adds reporting of GP extension DLLs, and now shows the target of hosting processes like cmd.exe and rundll32.exe.

Process Monitor 3.11

21 April 2015

Microsoft has updated the free Process Monitor system monitoring utility to Version 3.11. This version fixes a crash bug, as well as a Windows 10 bug.

Firefox 37.0.2

21 April 2015

Mozilla has released Version 37.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.

VLC Media Player 2.2.1

18 April 2015

The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 2.2.1. This update contains security and bug fixes.

Java Runtime Environment 8.45

15 April 2015

Oracle has released an Update 45 to the Java Runtime Environment 8.

Site Update

15 April 2015

Grand Theft Auto V has finally been released for the PC, and my initial impressions are that it was worth the wait. The visuals and gameplay are excellent, there's a plethora of settings for graphics customization, and performance seems optimized for PC. I've uploaded a brief YouTube Video to provide a taste of the game at maximum possible graphics, except Antialiasing, which is set at 2x MSAA + MFAA. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that I'll compile a GTA V Tweak Guide now, given Nvidia is planning on releasing one on They have the advantage of being able to access developer resources and a performance lab.

Chrome 42.0

15 April 2015

Google has released Version 42.0.2311.90 of the Chrome browser. This version updates the Flash player, adds a range of new apps, extension and Web Platform APIs, contains stability and performance improvements, and provides security and bug fixes.

Microsoft Security Updates

15 April 2015

Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can download individually from here or via Windows Update.

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