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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2018, 08:35:27 PM »
 
Bob is right on target.  Unfortunately, as of this morning, we XP people still don't have a micro-update from Avast that corrects the new file-copy problem (and therefore impairs the current updates, including for Meltdown and Spectre).

If anyone can get Avast to post here (and in a few other threads on this board) when to expect this fix, please do!  Thanks.
 

The micro-update from Avast to correct the new file-copy problem was released 3 hours ago. The fix will automatically roll out within the next 12 hours but you can do it manually now.

Running AVEmUpdate.exe as admin from Avast directory and rebooting or you can execute: schtasks.exe /Run /TN "Avast Emergency Update"
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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #136 on: January 10, 2018, 08:41:23 PM »
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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #137 on: January 10, 2018, 09:31:52 PM »
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Please tell/write me, which systems have PowerShell. Thanks.

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/setup/windows-powershell-system-requirements?view=powershell-5.1
Yes. But shall I wait until Avasts micro update arrived here?

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Well I have one system with XP, but it doesn't require an XP user to answer.  The link provides gives the OS requirements for Windows PowerShell 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0 and XP (nor Vista) are on the list.

However, given that we are in the MS Security Update for Meltdown topic - I suspect you are looking for something else, e.g. does avast add the required registry key for MS to install the fix.  The answer to that would appear to be a no, there is no HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat key in my XP registry.  There is in my win10 system and I have got the update, though I didn't wait and went to the update catalogue to download and install it.

So if MS were even going to include an update for XP (POS, point of sale, aka sp4), then there is no registry key to trigger it.

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #138 on: January 10, 2018, 10:28:20 PM »
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However, given that we are in the MS Security Update for Meltdown topic - I suspect you are looking for something else, e.g. does avast add the required registry key for MS to install the fix.  The answer to that would appear to be a no, there is no HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat key in my XP registry.  There is in my win10 system and I have got the update, though I didn't wait and went to the update catalogue to download and install it.
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So if MS were even going to include an update for XP (POS, point of sale, aka sp4), then there is no registry key to trigger it.
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Point 1: Please, be so kind as to see my sig. I have ... QualityCompat in almost every Registry except
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Point 2: Concerning XP, I'll wait like for th other systems.

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2018, 11:22:24 PM »
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as I said on the other subject, the key is also present on my xp and I did not create it manually

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #140 on: January 10, 2018, 11:33:28 PM »
as I said on the other subject, the key is also present on my xp and I did not create it manually
I've seen it and did like you (not created manually).

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #141 on: January 11, 2018, 12:34:42 AM »
hello
as I said on the other subject, the key is also present on my xp and I did not create it manually

I didn't create it and Avast hasn't either, nothing like consistency.  I have no idea what avast may be looking at to determine if it should create the key or not. 

My real issue is even if it did create it what difference would it make as MS don't appear to be interested in XP or Vista in relation to Meltdown.
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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #142 on: January 11, 2018, 12:58:13 AM »
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as I said on the other subject, the key is also present on my xp and I did not create it manually

I didn't create it and Avast hasn't either, nothing like consistency.  I have no idea what avast may be looking at to determine if it should create the key or not. 

My real issue is even if it did create it what difference would it make as MS don't appear to be interested in XP or Vista in relation to Meltdown.

Following on, I ran AvEmUpdate.exe as Administrator, ran a manual program update and I rebooted and still nada.  Not to mention, the Avast Emergency Update - AvEmUpdate.exe - is also in my list of Scheduled Tasks.
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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #143 on: January 12, 2018, 02:20:59 PM »
@bob
Hi!

Please tell/write me, which systems have PowerShell. Thanks.

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Does this answer your question ???
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/setup/windows-powershell-system-requirements?view=powershell-5.1
Only to your information:

- I downloaded and installed it for 8.1:  No problems after.
- Did the same for AMD_LE_1620 (W7): Machine crashed, but i was able to get it back at work.
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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #144 on: January 14, 2018, 11:25:52 AM »
Last night I had a file quarantined in virus chest which I believe is automatic downloaded update (i.e. not solicited by me) relating to Spectre / Meltdown fix for AMD users. Virus was labelled "Win64:Malware-gen" affecting file "inetcpl.cpl". Others Avast users with same issue reported it here before me:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=212994.msg1441549#msg1441549

The file has gone for analysis as false positive. I have released it and scanned using latest MWB and no threat was detected.
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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2018, 01:47:12 AM »
hi,

how can I know if I have the security patch? Which is the KBxxxxxx?

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #146 on: January 16, 2018, 03:11:34 AM »
hi,

how can I know if I have the security patch? Which is the KBxxxxxx?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073757/protect-your-windows-devices-against-spectre-meltdown

Look under January 2018 Windows operation system update schedule

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #147 on: January 16, 2018, 12:19:02 PM »
hi,

how can I know if I have the security patch? Which is the KBxxxxxx?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073757/protect-your-windows-devices-against-spectre-meltdown

Look under January 2018 Windows operation system update schedule
yes, and exatly there is my problem.
For Win7 there are 2 patches : kb4056894 and kb4056897, which is relevant and why there are 2 different?

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #148 on: January 17, 2018, 02:58:13 AM »
hi,

how can I know if I have the security patch? Which is the KBxxxxxx?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073757/protect-your-windows-devices-against-spectre-meltdown

Look under January 2018 Windows operation system update schedule
yes, and exatly there is my problem.
For Win7 there are 2 patches : kb4056894 and kb4056897, which is relevant and why there are 2 different?

KB4056897 Is security-only, meaning it's the patch for the Spectre/Meltdown fix only. KB4056894 is a monthly roll up patch, containing all the fixes for the month. As far as I can tell having either one is want you want.

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Re: MS Security Update for Meltdown
« Reply #149 on: January 18, 2018, 12:47:34 PM »
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As far as I can tell having either one is want you want.
I dont understand this, sorry for my poor English, could you please try to explain better. Thanks