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February 2010



Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1961.0

28 February 2010


Microsoft has released a new Version 1.0.1961.0 of its free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) anti-malware package for Windows XP, Vista and 7.



Logitech SetPoint 6.00

27 February 2010


Logitech has released Version 6.00 of the SetPoint software for mice and keyboards. Changes include an updated control panel as well as various fixes and stability enhancements.



Realtek HD Audio 2.43

26 February 2010


Realtek has released Version 2.43 of its HD Audio drivers.



ATI Catalyst 10.2 Hotfix

26 February 2010


ATI has released a Catalyst 10.2 Hotfix graphics driver. This hotfix driver is for the HD4700, HD4800 and HD5000 series under Windows Vista and 7. It resolves freezes in DX11 mode in the game Aliens vs. Predator, as well as resolving an issue where the mouse cursor becomes enlarged at random in Windows 7.



CCleaner 2.29.1111

26 February 2010


A new Version 2.29.1111 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This version has a range of minor changes, improvements and fixes.



Game Patches

26 February 2010


  • Borderlands - 1.3 Patch
  • Dawn of Discovery - 1.2 Patch
  • Madballs in Babo: Invasion - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    25 February 2010


  • BioShock 2 - Update via GFWL
  • Dungeon Bandits - 1.0.1.8 Patch
  • Left 4 Dead - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Napoleon: Total War - Update via Steam
  • Stargate Resistance - Update via Steam
  • Tank Universal - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Steam Client Beta

    24 February 2010


    Valve has released a Beta Version of a major update to the Steam Client. There are a large number of changes and fixes in this new version of Steam.



    Windows Updates

    24 February 2010


    Microsoft has released non-critical updates for Windows XP, Vista and 7 which you can get through Windows Update. Alternatively you can view and download them individually from here - click the 'Released' column header once to sort by date.



    GPU-Z 0.3.9

    24 February 2010


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.3.9. The changes include support for more chipsets, as well as a range of fixes and improvements.



    Game Patches

    24 February 2010


  • Gratuitous Space Battles - Update via Steam
  • Greed: Black Border - Update via Steam
  • Railworks - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • WinZip 14.0

    24 February 2010


    The archival utility WinZip has been upgraded to Version 14.0 Build 9029.



    Game Patches

    22 February 2010


  • Anno 1404 - 1.2 Patch
  • Mass Effect 2 - 1.01 Patch
  • Solium Infernum - 1.05b Patch
  • The Sims 3 - 1.10.6 Patch
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures - 2.5.12 Patch


  • Game Patches

    20 February 2010


  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Massive Assault Network 2 - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam
  • Zero Gear - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    19 February 2010


  • America's Army - 3.0.7 Patch
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1959.0

    18 February 2010


    Microsoft has released a new Version 1.0.1959.0 of its free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) anti-malware package for Windows XP, Vista and 7. To update an existing installation of MSE to this latest version, either download the file above and run it; open MSE, click the small arrow next to the Help button on the main screen and select the Upgrade option; or wait to be prompted by MSE or Windows Update for the upgrade.



    ATI Catalyst 10.2

    18 February 2010


    ATI has released the Catalyst 10.2 graphics drivers for the HD2000 series and newer. This version introduces CrossFireX improvements, including application profiles, Eyefinity, PowerPlay and DisplayPort audio support. There are also performance improvements for the HD5000 series in Dirt 2, Battleforge, Unigine Heaven and Chronicles of Riddick, and a range of fixes.



    Game Patches

    18 February 2010


  • Railworks - Update via Steam


  • Adobe Reader 9.3.1

    17 February 2010


    Adobe has released Version 9.3.1 of the Adobe Reader software for viewing PDF documents. This update addresses a critical security vulnerability present in Adobe Reader 9.3 and earlier.



    Game Patches

    16 February 2010


  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam


  • WinRAR 3.92

    16 February 2010


    The archival utility WinRAR has been updated to Version 3.92. The changes include several minor improvements and bug fixes.



    Command & Conquer Free

    15 February 2010


    EA is providing the full Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and Firestorm expansion, along with the original C&C and C&C: Red Alert games as a free download.



    Realtek HD Audio 2.42

    14 February 2010


    Realtek has released Version 2.42 of its HD Audio drivers.



    Game Patches

    14 February 2010


  • BioShock 2 - 1.0.0.1 Patch


  • Game Patches

    13 February 2010


  • Day of Defeat: Source - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • FRAPS 3.1.1

    12 February 2010


    A new Version 3.1.1 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. This version fixes two minor issues.



    Flash Player 10.0.45.2

    12 February 2010


    Adobe has released Version 10.0.45.2 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Windows Security Update Issue

    12 February 2010


    Microsoft has confirmed that a recent security update (KB977165) may be causing restart issues for some Windows XP users. This update is no longer being issued through Windows Update, and Microsoft is investigating the root cause of these problems. If you believe you are experiencing problems due to this patch, a solution is offered here.



    Windows 7 Activation Update

    12 February 2010


    Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing an update for Windows 7 which addresses a range of activation exploits, particularly due to the risk of malware which accompanies pirated products. The update is voluntary and will be available for download beginning February 16, and on Windows Update later in the month.



    3DMark & PCMark Updates

    12 February 2010


    Futuremark has updated its 3DMark 2003, 2005, 2006 and Vantage, as well as PCMark 2005 and Vantage benchmarks to Build 1901. These updates contain a range of fixes and some new features and improvements.



    Game Patches

    12 February 2010


  • Nation Red - Update via Steam
  • Shattered Horizon - Update via Steam
  • Smashball - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 4.0.249.89

    11 February 2010


    Google has released Version 4.0.249.89 of the Chrome browser. The changes in this version include several bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    11 February 2010


  • Fallen Earth - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.9.22 Patch
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures - 2.4.7 Patch
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - 1.24d Patch
  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - 1.24d Patch


  • FRAPS 3.1.0

    10 February 2010


    A new Version 3.1.0 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. The changes include a framerate lock or unlock option, the ability to record at a minimum of 1 FPS, and a range of bug fixes.



    Mass Effect 2 DLC

    10 February 2010


    Bioware has released New DLC for Mass Effect 2. This free Downloadable Content pack includes the Cerberus Assault Armor and M-22a Eviscerator shotgun.



    Game Patches

    10 February 2010


  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    10 February 2010


    Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can get through Windows Update. Alternatively you can view and download them individually from here - click the 'Released' column header once to sort by date.



    Game Patches

    9 February 2010


  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Mass Effect 2 Gameplay

    7 February 2010


    For those who are still undecided about whether to get Mass Effect 2, I've prepared an HD YouTube Video which provides a sample of the storyline, gameplay and combat at maximum visual quality. I find the game to be an improvement over Mass Effect 1 and I'm enjoying playing it.



    Game Patches

    7 February 2010


  • Greed - Black Border - 1.11 Patch
  • Zero Gear - Update via Steam


  • DirectX Update

    6 February 2010


    Microsoft has released the DirectX February Update for all versions of Windows.



    ATI Catalyst 10.1 Hotfix

    6 February 2010


    ATI has released a Catalyst 10.1 Hotfix graphics driver. This hotfix driver resolves intermittent grey screen and vertical line corruptions which can occur on HD 5800 series graphics cards.



    Game Patches

    6 February 2010


  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Secret of the Magic Crystals - Update via Steam
  • Twin Sector - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    5 February 2010


  • Alien Assault - 1.021 Patch
  • Madballs in Babo Invasion - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • VVVVVV - 1.2 Patch


  • Aliens vs. Predator Demo

    4 February 2010


    A demo has been released for the highly anticipated Aliens vs. Predator game. At the moment the demo only appears to be available via Steam. Once I've installed it I will create an HD gameplay video for those who don't wish to download the 1.2GB demo. The full retail version of the game is due out on 16 February in the US, and 19 February in Europe.


    Update: I've uploaded an HD YouTube Video which demonstrates some basic gameplay from all three races at maximum settings.



    Game Patches

    4 February 2010


  • 5Street - 0.39 Patch
  • Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Torchlight - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    3 February 2010


  • Borderlands - 1.2.1 Patch
  • UFO Aftershock - 1.2.1 Patch
  • VVVVVVV - 1.1 Patch
  • World of Warcraft - 3.3.2 Patch


  • iTunes 9.0.3

    2 February 2010


    Apple has released a new Version 9.0.3 of the iTunes software. This version resolves password issues, and fixes syncing and recognition issues with the iPod, as well as various stability and performance fixes.



    Game Patches

    2 February 2010


  • CounterStrike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Magnetis - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • VLC Media Player 1.0.5

    1 February 2010


    The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 1.0.5. This version improves performance and potentially resolves x264 issues.



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