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December 2016



Site Update

25 December 2016


As another year winds down, I'd like to thank you for your ongoing readership. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy a good break, and all the best to you and your loved ones!



Nvidia GeForce 376.48 Hotfix

22 December 2016


Nvidia has released the 376.48 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 400 series and above under Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. It addresses several issues: workaround to fix incorrect Folding@home work units; fixes random flashes in Just Cause 3; fixes some issues that could lead to Battlefield 1 crash; fixes SLI texture flickering in Battlefield 1; and fixes corruption in Wargame: Red Dragon.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2

21 December 2016


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver contains a range of bug fixes.



Opera 42.0

21 December 2016


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 42.0.2393.94. This version updates Chromium.



Nvidia GeForce 376.33 WHQL

15 December 2016


Nvidia has released the 376.33 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It provides security improvements and disables SLI in Titanfall 2. The driver package contains PhysX version 9.16.0318 and updates GeForce Experience to version 3.2.0.



iTunes 12.5.4

14 December 2016


Apple has released a new Version 12.5.4 of the iTunes software. This version adds support for the new TV app, enhances the Touch Bar when using the scrubber, and provides minor app and performance improvements.



Microsoft Security Updates

14 December 2016


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes a cumulative update for Windows 10, with the changes noted here.



Opera 42.0

14 December 2016


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 42.0.2393.85. This version adds a built-in currency converter, improves startup time, improves the news feeder, and provides security and bug fixes.



Firefox 50.1.0

14 December 2016


Mozilla has released Version 50.1.0 of the Firefox browser. This version provides security fixes.



CCleaner 5.25

13 December 2016


A new Version 5.25.5902 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include adding support for Firefox web extensions, improved Firefox, Chrome and Edge cleaning, as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.



Flash Player 24.0

13 December 2016


Adobe has released Version 24.0.0.186 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.



GPU-Z 1.16.0

13 December 2016


GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 1.16.0. This version fixes several bugs.



Foxit Reader 8.1.4

13 December 2016


The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 8.1.4.1208. This version fixes a PDF conversion bug.



Chrome 55.0

10 December 2016


Google has released Version 55.0.2883.87 of the Chrome browser. This version provides security and bug fixes.



GPU-Z 1.14.0

10 December 2016


GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 1.14.0. Changes include support for new chipsets and bug fixes.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1

9 December 2016


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds a range of new features including Radeon ReLive, Radeon Chill, Upgrade Advisor, HDR Gaming Support, VP9 Decoding Acceleration on the Chrome browser, improves WattMan, the driver installer, display connectivity, FreeSync, and Skype performance. It also provides bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 376.19 WHQL

6 December 2016


Nvidia has released the 376.19 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It provides the best experience for Oculus Touch launch titles. The driver package contains PhysX version 9.16.0318 and GeForce Experience version 3.1.2.



Realtek HD Audio 2.80

6 December 2016


Realtek has released Version 2.80 of its HD Audio drivers.



Chrome 55.0

3 December 2016


Google has released Version 55.0.2883.75 of the Chrome browser. This version provides improvements, as well as security and bug fixes.



Firefox 50.0.2

2 December 2016


Mozilla has released Version 50.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This version provides security fixes.



Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10

2 December 2016


Microsoft has released a new Version 4.10.209.0 of its free Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware package for Windows Vista and 7.



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