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July 2017



Java Runtime Environment 8.144

28 July 2017


Oracle has released an Update 144 to the Java Runtime Environment 8.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2

27 July 2017


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds Enhanced Sync, Per-Display Color Controls, improves the ReLive, Chill, WattMan, Frame Rate Target Control, and Shader Cache features, improves game responsiveness in DX9 and DX11 titles, as well as providing bug fixes.



End of Adobe Flash

26 July 2017


Adobe has announced that they will be ceasing support for Flash Player as of 2020, and encouraging the transition to more open replacements such as HTML5 and WebGL. Microsoft details how this will impact on the built-in Flash functionality of their Edge and Internet Explorer browsers: Flash will be phased out such that by mid-to-late 2019 Flash will be disabled in Edge and IE, and by the end of 2020 it will be removed altogether.



Chrome 60.0

26 July 2017


Google has released Version 60.0.3112.78 of the Chrome browser. This version provides a range of improvements, as well as security and bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 384.94 WHQL

25 July 2017


Nvidia has released the 384.94 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows 7, 8 and 10. It is the recommended driver for LawBreakers, ARK: Survival Evolved, Fortnite Early Access, Dark and Light, and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. The driver also contains PhysX version 9.17.0524 and updates GeForce Experience version 3.7.0.



iTunes 12.6

20 July 2017


Apple has released a new Version 12.6.2 of the iTunes software. This version provides minor app and performance improvements.



Opera 46.0

20 July 2017


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 46.0.2597.57. This update provides bug fixes.



Windows Updates

19 July 2017


Microsoft has released non-critical updates for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. They are listed in more detail here. Note that these Windows 7 and 8.1 Rollup Updates are previews and thus don't need to be installed yet.



Java Runtime Environment 8.141

19 July 2017


Oracle has released an Update 141 to the Java Runtime Environment 8.



Opera 46.0

14 July 2017


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 46.0.2597.46. This update provides bug fixes.



Microsoft Security Updates

12 July 2017


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes the latest Windows 7 Rollup and Windows 8.1 Rollup updates, as well as a Windows 10 Cumulative Update.



CCleaner 5.32

12 July 2017


A new Version 5.32.6129 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include improved Firefox, Edge and Chrome cleaning, as well as the Windows Recent Documents rule no longer removing pinned MS Office items.



Flash Player 26.0

12 July 2017


Adobe has released Version 26.0.0.137 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.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1

11 July 2017


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds support for the Radeon RX 460/470 and RX 550/560 GPUs, as well as providing bug fixes.



CPU-Z 1.80

11 July 2017


A new Version 1.80 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This version adds support for new chipsets.



GPU-Z 2.2.0

7 July 2017


GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 2.2.0. This version enhances the Advanced tab with additional information, improves GPU-Z startup speed, provides support for new chipsets, as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 384.80 Hotfix

5 July 2017


Nvidia has released the 384.80 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 400 series and above under Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. It fixes a Watch Dogs 2 crash on startup.



Foxit Reader 8.3.1

4 July 2017


The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 8.3.1.21155. A changelist is not yet available.



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