Check operating system, patches, processor, critical settings of the BIOS and compatibility of the antivirus to check if the teams are still affected by these vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities Meltdown and the Spectre that affect the processors from different manufacturers is making today in terms of computer security in what we have seen of 2018.

to help users in their tasks of protection, G DATA has decided to put at its disposal G DATA Meltdown & Spectre Scanner. This is “a free scanner, easy to handle and use, to check if the systems are still affected by the vulnerabilities of hardware Meltdown and the Spectre”.

This tool is intended for Windows systems. Specifically, for Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7 SP1 and for Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012 or 2008 R2 SP1. Those who want to download it must have in mind that requires .NET Framework 4 or higher. In the particular case of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 need .NET Framework 4.7.1.

The scanner of G DATA discusses the settings and configuration of the system in which it is installed.

Check out both the operating system and patches Microsoft security. Checks processor used and if it is affected by the vulnerabilities. And check also the fact that you have made or not critical settings of security of the BIOS and if the antivirus used is compatible with the patches from Microsoft.

once you have done all this analysis, recommendations are made to correct the errors, if any.