Free App Can Quickly Check If Your PC Is Vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

Fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have already been released by the majority of vendors, but for less tech-savvy users, patching a computer is quite a challenge, especially with the all the problems experienced on Windows and Linux machines after installing updates.

While in some cases updates were automatically installed on PCs, as it happened on Windows 10 where Microsoft pushed the patches via Windows Update, some might have a hard time figuring out whether other updates are needed or not.

Enter Ashampoo Spectre and Meltdown CPU Checker. Its name says pretty much everything, as this little, and more importantly, free app allows Windows users to quickly check if their systems are vulnerable to the two hardware bugs or not.

Doing this without an app is a painful process that involves running several commands in PowerSh… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.