Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker checks if PC is vulnerable
TheWindowsClub.com
January 11, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities have recently made headlines everywhere. These vulnerabilities affect most of the modern processors and put millions of devices at risk. These are basically hardware bugs that can potentially steal information being processed by your computer. While this discovery is recent, not many Spectre and Meltdown attacks have been reported as of now. Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker is a free tool recently announced by Ashampoo that lets you check if your CPU is vulnerable or not.

Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker

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There are a few ways to check if your system has been affected or not. Microsoft has released a PowerShell cmdlet that lets you find out if your Windows computer is affected by Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities. Ashampoo has also announced its tool ‘Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker’ to check if your CPU is vulnerable to these vulnerabilities. The program uses a Microsoft-based check algorithm.

The tool is much simple and easy to use, you do not need to run any script or cmdlet. You can use the simple GUI to check your computer for the vulnerabilities. Once downloaded, Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker will scan your CPU. The scan might take a little while and towards the end, it will show you the result.

The program clearly displays whether your computer is affected by any of the Spectre or Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Also, you can click the ‘What should I do’ link below to see a few possible fixes for this vulnerability.

The tool is amazingly fast and can help a lot of users to take necessary measures against these recently discovered vulnerabilities.

Click here to download Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker.





AshampooŽ Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker - Overview

Instant vulnerability check for Spectre and Meltdown
Glaring security holes in all modern processors named Meltdown and Spectre have recently made the headlines. With Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker, you can determine at the click of a button whether your system is vulnerable. The program uses a Microsoft-based check that would usually require complex inputs and configuration work before you'd see results. Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker does it for you and checks both potential attack vectors. If your system is affected, the program will offer further information on how to protect your computer. Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU requires no registration or installation to work.

What can you do if your system is affected?
First: keep calm. So far, no Spectre / Meltdown-based attacks have been reported. Make sure to keep your system always up to date. Even though the issues are hardware-related, manufacturers are rolling out software patches to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

Our tips for you:
Always install the latest Windows updates. If you disabled auto-updates, re-enable them in the Windows Update settings through the control panel. Important: some anti-virus programs prevent the installation of Windows updates. If you experience any issues, you may need to temporarily disable or uninstall the affected programs.

Update your browsers
Especially the Spectre vulnerability may be exploited through Internet browsers. Browser updates may prevent this. Users of Chromium-based browsers (like Chrome, Opera or Vivaldi) should enable site isolation according to Google. To do this, enter "chrome://flags/#enable-site-per-process" into your browser's address bar and click "Enable". Then, restart your browser. Mozilla Firefox includes a fix to make using the exploit harder starting with version 57.

Update your BIOS
Some BIOS manufacturers have started providing patches to prevent the attacks. Please visit the website of your BIOS manufacturer for details. Click here to find out how you can determine your BIOS manufacturer and version: BIOS Info

You can find further details on available updates from hardware and software manufacturers here: Hardware Info

Update your graphics driver
Graphics card manufacturers are presently investigating whether driver updates might prevent potential attacks. Please visit the website of your graphics card manufacturer for details.

Handle (unknown) websites and email attachments with care
To exploit the vulnerabilities, attackers must get you to execute program code on your computer. A common approach is to use malicious email attachments or compromised websites. Please be extra careful when you open attachments or unknown websites.