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September 2014



AMD Catalyst 14.9 WHQL

30 September 2014


AMD has released the official Catalyst 14.9 WHQL certified graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows 7 and 8. This driver provides performance improvements in a range of games, has Eyefinity and Mantle enhancements, adds AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration, includes new user controls for video color and display settings, and contains bug fixes.



CCleaner 4.18

27 September 2014


A new Version 4.18.4844 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. The only change in this version is that it moves the 'Enable Active Monitoring' option from the Advanced to the Monitoring section of the Options. To disable all background monitoring, untick both the 'Enable system monitoring' and 'Enable Active Monitoring' boxes.



Opera 24.0

27 September 2014


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 24.0.1558.64. This version contains a security fix.



CCleaner 4.18

26 September 2014


A new Version 4.18.4842 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include a new Active System Monitoring feature, improved 64-bit version for Windows 8, improved Firefox and Opera cleaning, along with minor improvements and bug fixes.



Firefox 32.0.3

25 September 2014


Mozilla has released Version 32.0.3 of the Firefox browser. This update contains security fixes.



Chrome 37.0

25 September 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.124 of the Chrome browser. This version contains a security fix.



Foxit Reader 7.0

24 September 2014


The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 7.0.3.916. This major update adds a range of features including Shared Review, Ribbon customization, improved security, improved text copying and bug fixes.



Flash Player 15.0

24 September 2014


Adobe has released Version 15.0.0.167 of the Flash Player plugin, only for Internet Explorer under Windows 8/8.1.



Windows Updates

24 September 2014


Microsoft has released an Update for Windows 8.1 that resolves an issue with OneDrive, as well as a Russian time zone Update for Windows Vista, 7 and 8.



Nvidia GeForce 344.16 Beta

21 September 2014


Nvidia has released the 344.16 Beta graphics driver. This driver is only for the new GTX 900 series under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It is identical to the 344.11 WHQL driver, but includes a fix to resolve a compatibility issue discovered on the GTX 980/970 GPUs.


Update: This driver has now been released in a WHQL certified version. It is the same as the beta.



Nvidia GeForce 344.11 WHQL

19 September 2014


Nvidia has released the 344.11 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 - note that support for legacy cards prior to the GeForce 400 series has been dropped. This driver adds support for the new GTX 980 and GTX 970 cards. It is also the recommended driver for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, F1 2014, and Alien: Isolation. The driver package also updates PhysX to version 9.14.0702 and GeForce Experience to version 2.1.2.



Firefox 32.0.2

19 September 2014


Mozilla has released Version 32.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This update contains a bug fix.



Opera 24.0

18 September 2014


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 24.0.1558.61. This version updates Chromium and has two bug fixes.



Intel Rapid Storage Technology 13.2

16 September 2014


Intel has released Version 13.2.4.1000 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.



Adobe Reader 11.0

16 September 2014


Adobe has released Version 11.0.09 of the Adobe Reader software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Adobe Reader XI. This update contains security fixes.


Update: Since the link above doesn't seem to want to update to the latest version, here is an alternate link.



Firefox 32.0.1

13 September 2014


Mozilla has released Version 32.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update contains three bug fixes.



Autoruns 12.03

12 September 2014


Microsoft has released Autoruns 12.03, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version adds the registered HTML file extension, and fixes two bugs.



Process Explorer 16.04

12 September 2014


Microsoft has released Version 16.04 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This version now shows Windows Store package names on the Image page of the process properties dialog, and fixes a Virus Total file submission bug.



iTunes 11.4

10 September 2014


Apple has released a new Version 11.4 of the iTunes software. This update adds support for iOS 8.



Microsoft Security Updates

10 September 2014


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



Chrome 37.0

10 September 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.120 of the Chrome browser. This version updates the built-in Flash player, as well as providing security and bug fixes.



Flash Player 15.0

9 September 2014


Adobe has released Version 15.0.0.152 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8.



Skype 6.20

4 September 2014


A new Version 6.20.0.104 of the communications utility Skype has been released. A full changelog is not yet available.



Windows Updates

3 September 2014


Microsoft has released a new version of the problematic August Update patches for Windows 8.1. It is available as an optional update via Windows Update, or from the link above.



Chrome 37.0

3 September 2014


Google has released Version 37.0.2062.103 of the Chrome browser. This update improves the text rendering when display scaling is set to 125% or lower.



Opera 24.0

3 September 2014


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 24.0.1558.53. This version adds a new form of tab preview, a different background color for private windows, enhancements to HiDPI handling, and a Chromium update.



Firefox 32.0

2 September 2014


Mozilla has released Version 32.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes include enabling new caching and generational garbage collection systems to improve performance, navigation icons in the right-click context menu, last used and last changed dates for saved passwords, displaying the number of found items in the find toolbar, and a fix for text rendering issues on Windows 7 and 8.1.



WinRAR 5.11

1 September 2014


The archival utility WinRAR has been updated to Version 5.11. Changes include support for unpacking TAR archives containing folders with pax extended headers, a "Keep broken files" extraction option for 7-Zip archives, and bug fixes.



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