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Doing the same process with spooler registry HKEY_Local_Machine\System\Current Version\Services\Spooler. After restart, you’ll get your print spooler service started.Common Fixes Speeding Up a Slow Computer Troubleshooting Network Problems Getting Rid of Pop-Ups and Toolbars Testing and Replacing Hardware Fixing a Noisy Computer Community Q&A When your computer misbehaves, it's useful to know how to troubleshoot problems yourself.Due to this, they don't want to accidentally cause BSODs by setting the registry key while the other AV wasn't updated for the Meltdown and Spectre patches. Beaumont has been keeping track of antivirus products that create the registry key, AV products that ask users to create the registry key manually, and antivirus software that has not yet received updates and is currently incompatible with the Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.It's Bleeping Computer's belief that a large part of the Windows userbase is probably not affected by this "registry key requirement." But if in the following months users should notice that their Windows computer is not receiving any security updates, the first place they need to look at is their antivirus.The vast majority of AV vendors have updated their products to support the Meltdown and Spectre patches, but some vendors require users to set up the registry key by hand.
There is a problem where some anti-virus vendors are using techniques to bypass Kernel Patch Protection by injecting a hypervisor which they use to intercept syscalls and make assumptions about memory locations — memory locations which are now changing with the Meltdown fixes.
Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the support page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
According to an update added this week, Microsoft says that Windows users will not receive the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, or any subsequent Patch Tuesday security updates, unless the antivirus program they are using becomes compatible with the Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
Microsoft Releases KB4100347, KB4134660, and KB4134661Microsoft Removes Antivirus Registry Key Check for All Windows Versions AMD Releases Spectre v2 Microcode Updates for CPUs Going Back to 2011Microsoft Releases Two New Windows Updates Containing New Spectre 2 Mitigations Microsoft Says Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Will Install in 30 Minutes Catalin Cimpanu is the Security News Editor for Bleeping Computer, where he covers topics such as malware, breaches, vulnerabilities, exploits, hacking news, the Dark Web, and a few more.
Catalin previously covered Web & Security news for Softpedia between May 2015 and October 2016.