[How to] Protect Windows system against Intel Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities (CVE 2017-5715, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-3640, CVE-2018-3646)

Category: Laptops
Type: Guide
Latest Update: Tue, 02 Oct 2018


MSI is aware of the discovered security vulnerabilities and have been working closely with Intel and Microsoft to address the issues, and will release the needed BIOS updates to reduce the risks.


Refer to the attached document and find how to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

  • Update the latest BIOS with new microcode.

  • Keep the operation system up to date at the latest build.

  • Keep the anti-virus software up to date, and running at all times

  • Make sure internet browser is always kept up to date with the latest updates and fixes

  • Enable mitigations around Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639)

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