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UPDATED July 18, 2018
Microsoft and Intel continue to release patches to mitigate these vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, these patches can have a negative impact on the performance of your computer. The good news is that you can disable these patches to restore your computer's performance. This update describes the steps required to disable the patch.
Download and SAVE the "InSpectre" program to your computer.
Right-click on the "Inspectre.exe" program in your "Downloads" folder and select "Run As Administrator". (You must run the program as "Administrator" to make changes.)
Click on the button "Disable Meltdown Protection".
Exit the program.
Reboot your computer.
Re-launch Inspectre and verify that "Performance" is now "Good".
ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOLLOWS
Two huge vulnerabilities that affect practically all modern computers have been recently discovered. These two vulnerabilities are related to the way in which most processor chips operate. Because of this, the fix is going to be difficult and the "cure" may be worse than the cause.
All PC's with Intel processors, some PC's with AMD processors, Apple computers, and many cell phones are affected.
Spectre and Meltdown were discovered by computer scientists around 6 months ago. Intel, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other major tech companies went into high gear on a top-secret mission to mitigate the problem. (There are no know exploits of the vulnerability at this time but it would be hard to know EVEN IF the vulnerabilities had been exploited.) In January "The Verge" spilled the beans and announced the vulnerability. Microsoft immediately released a "patch" that is supposed to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. Unfortunately, the patch can have a significant impact on the speed of your computer because now software must do what the processor was doing before. Even worse, there have been reports of computers that won't boot, the "Blue Screen of Death", and super sluggish computers. (When I was at CES I saw numerous large monitor displays in the casino with the BSOD!)
Because Windows 10 automatically updates the operating system the odds are that your computer has already been "patched."
All users are encouraged to read the following articles on Spectre and Meltdown...