Free scanner for detection of Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities
The fact that international specialists discovered two dangerous gaps in many of the latest processors could be read in many sources. Is there an easy way to detect computer vulnerabilities on Meltdown and Specter? Yes, the G DATA producer has made available the Free Scanner to detect the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
The German producer of antivirus software G DATA Software has made available on its pages a free scanner that checks the computer's vulnerability to attack using Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities. The program provides tips and tricks on how Internet users can protect themselves against attack using security holes. When the scanner encounters vulnerabilities, the user receives appropriate hints on how to eliminate possible attack scenarios.
How does the Spectre and Meltdown farm scanner work?
The program checks the most important parameters and settings of the scanned computer, for example:
- Have recent updates from Microsoft been installed.
- What processor is installed on your computer and is vulnerable to security holes.
- Which system version is used by the user on the computer.
- Have critical security settings in the BIOS been implemented.
- Is there a proper antivirus program installed on your computer that is compatible with the latest patch from Microsoft.
After scanning, the scanner provides tips on how to improve the security of the scanned computer for possible entry by the user.
Free G DATA Meltdown & Specter Scanner can be downloaded directly from: https://secure.gd/dl-mss
The tool supports systems: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 SP1, Windows Server 2016/2012 R2 / 2008 R2 SP1. Also required is .NET Framework 4 or higher for Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
We also recommend that you read the summary of information on security updates that you want to protect against Spectre and Meltdown attacks. It is also worth knowing that over 100 attempts to exploit the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in Intel / AMD processors have been detected .
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