When Microsoft started delivering its patches for the recent Meltdown/Spectre security fiasco, it also delivered guidance suggesting that only computers with a special registry key applied by an update to the installed antivirus program would be offered the update. This meant that Microsoft was, without warning, calling out antivirus vendors to get them to update their software. There’s a flood of antivirus software on the market and getting each of them to update has been a slow, slow process. But, which ones are compliant? Which have been updated?
Fortunately, Kevin Beaumont has put together and maintained a master list of those antivirus vendors who have update their software and those who have not. The list also contains links to further guidance for each antivirus vendor.
The master list is located here: CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown and Spectre) Windows antivirus patch compatibility
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