Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown

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  1. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #20

    Excellent post. I was finally able to find the page providing the fix for my laptop. There are already fixes available for newer pcs. But according to the page a fix for my HP Elitebook 8770w will be available on January 24th. It is reassuring to know that a fix will be available for my pc and at the same time its not reassuring to know that your computer will remain vulnerable until that date!
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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #21

    Stupid question. And where have you registered real attacks Meltdown & Specter?
    Microsoft with its patches KPTI destroyed a third of the value of my computer. Another 6 months ago I watched 4k-HEVC 10 bits with output in color space P010. Today barely through NV12 and the fan roars like an airplane. I think there is a frank and insolent collusion between Intel and the software manufacturers with the aim to quickly sell the stale procsors, spur demand and make the whole world buy new equipment. Thieves - that Microsoft, that Intel. Personally, I restore my MSIGT60-2PE system as of December 2017, then I turn off all network interfaces. I'll go to the Internet from the old laptop with Windows 7.
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  3. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #22

    Tony K said:
    That's nothing new really. Waste of time reading IMO. It's mentioned in the OP here. The AV must change/set a certain key in the Registry before the updates install, otherwise it fails.
    There are known issues with Avast, as some versions can't install MicroUpdates which they used to push out the Fix, I had to force mine , see this post...

    Cumulative Update KB4056892 Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299.192 - Page 34 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro
       #23

    ASUS have new BIOS incl the new update for some of their boards. Here is a review and benchmark of a PC running a z370 ASUS board. It looks like us with NVMe is going to take quite a hit . Benchmark is made with and without new BIOS but with Microsofts newest update.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbhK...ature=youtu.be
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  5. Posts : 69
    Win10
       #24

    I see NVidia has driver updates for its graphics cards to cope with Spectre etc. Not seen that mentioned anywhere.

    bob Frost
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  6. Posts : 853
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19043.1706
       #25

    bobfrost said:
    I see NVidia has driver updates for its graphics cards to cope with Spectre etc. Not seen that mentioned anywhere.

    bob Frost
    See Post 1 under security updates Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #26
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  8. Posts : 345
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 21H2 (19043.1348)
       #27

    Thanks for the heads up. I have been keeping my beasties all up to date for EVERYTHING :)
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  9. Posts : 121
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       #28

    I just read about this today; however I'm a bit lost, basically my windows 7 will be -35% performance (recorded on my Win7, after some of those very patches. Apparently these nice helpful patches are creating a slight slowing of performance to a complete hell for some. Please do post if or not this is taking place with your systems or if it's just me being very unlucky yet again.
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  10. Posts : 3,446
       #29

    sergey9012 said:
    Stupid question. And where have you registered real attacks Meltdown & Specter?
    Microsoft with its patches KPTI destroyed a third of the value of my computer. Another 6 months ago I watched 4k-HEVC 10 bits with output in color space P010. Today barely through NV12 and the fan roars like an airplane. I think there is a frank and insolent collusion between Intel and the software manufacturers with the aim to quickly sell the stale procsors, spur demand and make the whole world buy new equipment. Thieves - that Microsoft, that Intel. Personally, I restore my MSIGT60-2PE system as of December 2017, then I turn off all network interfaces. I'll go to the Internet from the old laptop with Windows 7.
    There are sites (like MDL) that have already emulated/proved how easy it is to implement Spectre attacks. It's a real threat.

    Captain said:
    I just read about this today; however I'm a bit lost, basically my windows 7 will be -35% performance (recorded on my Win7, after some of those very patches. Apparently these nice helpful patches are creating a slight slowing of performance to a complete hell for some. Please do post if or not this is taking place with your systems or if it's just me being very unlucky yet again.
    Win 7 users should be aware of it's overall vulnerability rather than be too concerned about performance hits, IMHO.

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    Source: A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017 Microsoft Secure
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