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September 2010



Autoruns 10.03

30 September 2010


Microsoft has released Autoruns 10.03, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version adds a number of additional shell extension locations and reports Safe Modeís alternateshell value.



Process Monitor 2.93

30 September 2010


Microsoft has updated the free Process Monitor system monitoring utility to Version 2.93. This version fixes a volume object ID formatting bug and enables the before/after exclude quick filter on entries that donít have a path.



Foxit Reader 4.2

30 September 2010


The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 4.2.0.928. This version adds the ability to verify digital signatures, as well as support for the Windows ASLR and DEP security features, along with a range of bug fixes.



DivX 8.1.2

29 September 2010


The DivX video software has been updated to Version 8.1.2.



Windows Updates

29 September 2010


Microsoft has released several non-critical and security updates for Windows 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

29 September 2010


  • Borderlands - Update via Steam
  • Solium Infernum - 1.06b Patch
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - 1.1.1 Patch


  • Game Patches

    28 September 2010


  • Civilization V - Update via Steam
  • World of Warcraft - 4.0.0 Pre-Patch


  • CCleaner 2.36.1233

    27 September 2010


    A new Version 2.36.1233 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This version adds FTP account cleaning, adds support for Paint Shop Pro X3, VLC Media Player, MediaMonkey, Winamp, Malwarebytes Anti Malware, Avast Antivirus and WinPatrol, improves environment variables support, and has other improvements and bug fixes.



    iTunes 10.0.1

    26 September 2010


    Apple has released a new Version 10.0.1 of the iTunes software. This version adds the Ping sidebar and has a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    25 September 2010


  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - 1.01 Patch
  • Fallen Earth - Update via Steam
  • Global Agenda - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Worms Reloaded - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 6.0.472.63

    23 September 2010


    Google has released Version 6.0.472.63 of the Chrome browser. This version contains a fix in V8 for direct loading of global function prototypes.



    Game Patches

    23 September 2010


  • Combat Arms - 5.1 Patch
  • Steel Storm Episode I - r1561 Patch
  • Supreme Commander 2 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    22 September 2010


  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Global Agenda - Update via Steam
  • King's Bounty: Crossworlds - 1.0.0.1 Patch
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - 1.1.0 Patch


  • Flash Player 10.1.85.3

    21 September 2010


    Adobe has released Version 10.1.85.3 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    21 September 2010


  • Flotilla - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 6.0.472.62

    19 September 2010


    Google has released Version 6.0.472.62 of the Chrome browser. This version contains several security fixes and an update of the built-in Flash plugin to address a security issue.



    Battlefield 2142 1.51 Patch

    19 September 2010


    DICE has finally released a Beta 1.51 Patch for Battlefield 2142. The patch contains a range of fixes, four new maps, and the Northern Strike expansion pack is included for free. It's been four years since BF2142 was released, so dust off your copy, reinstall it, and then see the BF2142 Tweak Guide to refamiliarize yourself with the game.



    Game Patches

    18 September 2010


  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Patrician IV - 1.1.3 Patch


  • Game Patches

    17 September 2010


  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • QuickTime 7.6.8

    16 September 2010


    Apple has released a new Version 7.6.8 of the QuickTime media player. This version has security fixes.



    Firefox 3.6.10

    16 September 2010


    Mozilla has released Version 3.6.10 of the Firefox browser. This version provides a single fix to a stability issue affecting a limited number of users.



    Internet Explorer 9 Beta

    16 September 2010


    Microsoft has released the Public Beta of Internet Explorer 9. IE9 contains a range of new features and improvements, the details of which can be found on the Official IE Blog. The final version is not expected to be released until early 2011.


    Update: Adobe has also released a Beta Flash Player version which contains enhanced support for IE9.



    ATI Catalyst 10.9a Hotfix

    16 September 2010


    ATI has released the Catalyst 10.9a Hotfix graphics driver for the HD 4870 X2 and 4850 X2 cards under Windows Vista and 7. This driver is designed to ensure that both GPUs on these cards are used for improved performance.



    ATI Catalyst 10.9

    16 September 2010


    ATI has released the official Catalyst 10.9 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. This WHQL certified driver provides performance improvements in STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, has new Application Profiles, as well as a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    16 September 2010


  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Supreme Commander 2 - Update via Steam
  • Worms Reloaded - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    15 September 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.



    Sandra 2010 SP3

    15 September 2010


    SiSoftware has released a new 2010 SP3 Build 16.67 of the free system information utility Sandra.



    Nvidia Beta Forceware 260.63

    14 September 2010


    Nvidia has released the Beta Forceware 260.63 driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is for the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400 and ION series cards. It adds support for the new GTS 450 card, has performance increases for the GTX 400 series in various games, improves compatibility for older DX7 - DX9 games, has Blu-ray 3D, HD Audio, Nvidia Surround and Nvidia 3D Vision improvements, and contains a range of bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.


    Update: You must now keep the Nvidia Driver Helper Service set to Automatic, or preferably Manual, otherwise the Nvidia Control Panel may not open.



    Game Patches

    14 September 2010


  • Rhythm Zone - Update via Steam


  • IntelliPoint & IntelliType 8.0

    13 September 2010


    Microsoft has released Version 8.0 of its IntelliPoint and IntelliType mouse and keyboard software.



    Game Patches

    11 September 2010


  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Guild 2: Renaissance - Update via Steam
  • Worms Reloaded - Update via Steam


  • Google Customization Guide

    10 September 2010


    Due to Google's new Google Instant feature, the existing Search Query Suggestions feature - which provides a list of suggested search terms as you type in the Google Search box - and which could previously be switched on or off, is now always on. A Google employee says that this is a deliberate decision by Google as part of their vision of a 'unified Google search experience', which means that just like the Everything Sidebar, it is unlikely Google will allow users to disable or alter this feature. Accordingly, I've added the solution to turning off the Query Suggestion feature to my revised Google Customization Guide. I have the feeling in coming months the guide will continue to grow as Google increasingly loses sight of the simplicity which made its search so popular in the first place.



    Game Patches

    10 September 2010


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg - 1.01 Patch
  • Din's Curse - 1.007 Patch
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Tropico 3 / Absolute Power - Update via Steam


  • Opera 10.62

    9 September 2010


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 10.62. This version has a range of stability, bug and security fixes.



    ATI Catalyst 10.8b Hotfix

    9 September 2010


    ATI has released the Catalyst 10.8b Hotfix graphics driver for the HD 4870 X2 and 4850 X2 cards under Windows Vista and 7. This driver is designed to ensure that both GPUs on these cards are used for improved performance, and that the performance of forced Anisotropic Filtering (AF) in H.A.W.X 2 is also improved.



    Game Patches

    9 September 2010


  • Fallen Earth - Update via Steam
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Gratuitous Space Battles - Update via Steam
  • Metro 2033 - Update via Steam
  • Sacraboar - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Update via Steam
  • Stargate Resistance - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3: Ambitions - 4.3.4 Patch
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures - 2.10.5 Patch
  • The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff - 3.6.6 Patch


  • Chrome 6.0.472.55

    8 September 2010


    Google has released Version 6.0.472.55 of the Chrome browser. This version contains several bug fixes.



    Safari 5.0.2

    8 September 2010


    Apple has released Version 5.0.2 of the Safari browser for Windows. This update fixes several security issues.



    Firefox 3.6.9

    8 September 2010


    Mozilla has released Version 3.6.9 of the Firefox browser. This version adds support for the X-FRAME-OPTIONS HTTP header, and fixes several security and stability issues.



    Game Patches

    8 September 2010


  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.15.34 Patch


  • Realtek HD Audio 2.52

    7 September 2010


    Realtek has released Version 2.52 of its HD Audio drivers. Note if you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top of the page and select 'Software'.



    Game Patches

    7 September 2010


  • Puzzle Quest 2 - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    5 September 2010


  • Left 4 Dead - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    4 September 2010


  • Numen: Content of Heroes - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - Update via Steam


  • GPU-Z 0.4.6

    3 September 2010


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.4.6. Changes include support for new chipsets as well as a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    3 September 2010


  • Altitude - Update via Steam
  • Nation Red - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Settlers 7 - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 6.0.472.53

    3 September 2010


    Google has released Version 6.0.472.53 of the Chrome browser. This version has an updated user interface, includes Form Autofill, syncing of Extensions and Autofill, and improved speed and stability.



    Silverlight 4.0.50826.0

    2 September 2010


    Microsoft has released an update to the Silverlight multimedia plugin, bringing it up to Version 4.0.50826.0. This update contains a range of minor improvements and fixes.



    iTunes 10.0

    2 September 2010


    Apple has released a new Version 10.0 of the iTunes software. This version contains a range of improvements including a new icon, view optimizations, a new social network called Ping, better syncing, and a range of other improvements and fixes.



    Game Patches

    2 September 2010


  • Booster Trooper - Update via Steam


  • CCleaner 2.35.1223

    1 September 2010


    A new Version 2.35.1223 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This version fixes a bug in Adobe Flash detection.



    Silverlight Update

    1 September 2010


    Microsoft has released an Update for Version 3.0 of the Silverlight plugin which addresses a security vulnerability.



    Game Patches

    1 September 2010


  • Booster Trooper - Update via Steam
  • Counter-Strike: Source / Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Solium Infernum - 1.06b Patch
  • Supreme Commander 2 - Update via Steam
  • Tidalis - Update via Steam


  • Process Monitor 2.92

    1 September 2010


    Microsoft has updated the free Process Monitor system monitoring utility to Version 2.92. This version adds a toolbar button and two quick-filter context menu items.



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