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Offline loungehake

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Bearing in mind that different releases of Avast are in use, we need Avast comments on Meltdown/Spectre regarding likely problems or lack of them with various versions.

To put it a better way, which versions of Avast are compatible with the MS Meltdown/Spectre fixes? Do they qualify for the quality compatibility registry key which permits further MS updates?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 06:11:07 PM by loungehake »
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 22.9,6034, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

Windows 10 Pro x64 (on slow 2006 Toshiba P200 1.83GHz laptop), Avast Free 22.4.6011, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

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Re: Need for Avast comments on Meltdown/Spectre regarding MS Fixes and Avast
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 04:53:34 AM »
All Avast 8+ versions are compatible.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
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Re: Need for Avast comments on Meltdown/Spectre regarding MS Fixes and Avast
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 08:46:30 AM »
Which, I now realise, means that Avast software AFTER version 7 does not access the Windows kernel directly but through Microsoft provided and approved entry points. Not all AV software conforms to that requirement it seems.

Thanks Asyn for that reassurance. I can now relax a bit in the knowledge that I do not need to rush round to update Avast installations.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 08:49:24 AM by loungehake »
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 22.9,6034, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

Windows 10 Pro x64 (on slow 2006 Toshiba P200 1.83GHz laptop), Avast Free 22.4.6011, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

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Re: Need for Avast comments on Meltdown/Spectre regarding MS Fixes and Avast
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 08:51:21 AM »
You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0