No more Windows patches at all if your AV clashes with our Meltdown fix PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:12
meltdown & spectre av listYour antivirus must be compatible with Microsoft's Meltdown-Spectre fixes for you to get patches this month or in future. Microsoft won't let you install future security updates until your antivirus vendor sets a specific registry key that certifies compatibility with Windows. As part of this week's security updates for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU attacks, Microsoft required that all third-party antivirus vendors confirm compatibility with its CPU fixes and then to set a registry key in their products to certify compatibility. Without the key being set, Microsoft's security update simply won't install. Microsoft has now clarified that this new rule will apply to all future security updates and means users running non-conforming third-party antivirus won't be protected by Microsoft's future patches. During testing of the patches for the two attacks, Microsoft discovered some antivirus had been making "unsupported calls into Windows kernel memory" that stop a machine from booting or cause blue screen of death (BSOD) errors after the patch is applied...Full details and a complete list of compatible AV software visit OUR FORUM.