Sunday, June 27, 2010

Firefox, CCleaner, and Other Updates

Firefox has updated twice in the last week along with CCleaner and iTunes. Here's what we need to know and do.

If you have any version of Firefox over 3.5 installed already, open Firefox, go to Help - Updates, then follow the prompts to update to 3.6.6. 
Or, download new here: 

CCLEANER 2.33.1184
Piriform has not yet built an automatic updater into CCleaner, so the process - as usual - is to download and install the current version.
Find it here:

Be sure to click on one of the download links, unless you want to purchase CCleaner:

Save the installer file to your Desktop, or some place you can find it easily. Then, double-click the installer when the download completes, and follow the prompts to install. Then run CCleaner.

If you use iTunes frequently, you may have already been prompted to update to 9.2. If you'd like to check, open iTunes, click Help - Check for updates, and follow the prompts to finish.
If you'd like to install iTunes for the first time, you'll need to download the right version for your operating system - 32-bit or 64-bit.  Apple will offer the correct version for your computer if you go here:

Check the Flash version installed by opening Control Panel - Add and Remove Programs (XP) or Uninstall a Program (Vista and 7) - Adobe Flash. Look for the version number - XP shows this in a separate column. In Vista and Windows 7, click Organize-Layout-Details Pane, then you'll see a new panel that reveals the version.

If you have Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer installed, you should have two versions of Flash. To insure you have the current version installed for each, visit the Adobe Flash download page with each browser, then click the Get Adobe Flash Player button, and follow the prompts to install.  Be sure to uncheck the box when asked to install any security scans or toolbars.

After updating these programs, why not check the Windows Update site to see if there are any critical updates waiting to be installed?  Then - go have some fun!

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