Steve Gibson has produced another helpful tool along similar lines to Never10 ..
system's hardware and software capability to
prevent Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
(This 124k app is compatible with ALL versions of Windows.)
Its a neat and informative tool written in assembler so its small (same as all tools from Steve Gibson), only a week in development, but already looks like its just about done at release #5 .. At time of posting - Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018 at 13:14
Reference another topic on Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, this tool will tell you if you are protected against these vulnerabilities or not
A Computerworld Columnist reckons the tool is sending anti-virus software a bit nuts because it is new and unrecognised software ..
Then I ran Steve Gibson’s just-released InSpectre scanner, and I got the overall report shown in this screenshot.
InSpectre scanner offers meaningful results that help users understand whether their PC is vulnerable.
That matches my experience with this machine and, in looking at numerous other reports, I’d say that Gibson has pretty much nailed it.
InSpectre’s a new program (less than 24 hours old at this point), and it’s driving antivirus scanners crazy. I’ve seen at least one notice that Kaspersky Antivirus flags the download as a “Heuristic” Trojan. There are additional warnings from VirusTotal, Panda and Sophos. They’re all false positives. If you download InSpectre from Steve Gibson’s site, it’s clean.
.. "They are all false positives"
For development discussions, refer to Steve Gibsons Newgroups, News.Feedback
And there is a Security Now! podcast dedicated to the subject https://twit.tv/show...autostart=false
(Scroll down a bit on that security now page too for the link to the show notes which has further helpful links).
NVidia Graphics drivers latest updates (390.65 +) have been adapted to also help prevent these vulnerabilities.
Edited by alt3rn1ty, 21 January 2018 - 12:48 PM.