Is Your Windows PC Affected by Meltdown and Spectre? Use PowerShell to see if it is

Open PowerShell as an administrator

Copy each of these commands and enter each into PowerShell –

If you are prompted to continue, select Y

Install-Module SpeculationControl
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Import-Module SpeculationControl

If you receive a False, you are vulnerable.  Look for Bios and Windows Updates

Example of a System that is vulnerable
Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection]

Hardware support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is enabled: False

Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load]

Hardware requires kernel VA shadowing: False

Suggested actions

* Install BIOS/firmware update provided by your device OEM that enables hardware support for the branch target injection mitigation.
* Install the latest available updates for Windows with support for speculation control mitigations.


BTIHardwarePresent : False
BTIWindowsSupportPresent : False
BTIWindowsSupportEnabled : False
BTIDisabledBySystemPolicy : False
BTIDisabledByNoHardwareSupport : False
KVAShadowRequired : False
KVAShadowWindowsSupportPresent : False
KVAShadowWindowsSupportEnabled : False
KVAShadowPcidEnabled : False


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The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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