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M/Soft: No Security Updates Unless Your AV sets a registry key


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#1 ranchhand

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:07 PM

Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the support  page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches...

According to Microsoft's latest policy changes, this registry key has now become a permanent check of the Windows Update process and will prevent all further updates, not just the Meltdown and Spectre patches.

By stopping all Windows security updates until antivirus products or users set the registry key, Microsoft is basically saying two things: (1) users either choose to stop receiving Windows security updates and stay with their current antivirus or (2) they ditch their current incompatible antivirus for one that supports the crucial fixes for Meltdown and Spectre.

 

https://www.bleeping...a-registry-key/

 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:56 PM

What would be useful though is a list of compatible or incompatible AVs as they become known so people can choose what they want to do.

 

Also, there is nothing to stop the vendors of incompatible AVs from setting that Registry key to get round it, unless I'm missing something here?


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

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#4 kennethr

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

Thank you. Thank you.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:15 PM

Thnx Manukind, good find.


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