Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities have recently made headlines everywhere. These vulnerabilities affect most of the modern processors and put millions of devices at risk. These are basically hardware bugs that can potentially steal information being processed by your computer. While this discovery is recent, not many Spectre and Meltdown attacks have been reported as of now. Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker is a free tool recently announced by Ashampoo that lets you check if your CPU is vulnerable or not.
Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker
There are a few ways to check if your system has been affected or not. Microsoft has released a PowerShell cmdlet that lets you find out if your Windows computer is affected by Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities. Ashampoo has also announced its tool ‘Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker’ to check if your CPU is vulnerable to these vulnerabilities. The program uses a Microsoft-based check algorithm.
The tool is much simple and easy to use, you do not need to run any script or cmdlet. You can use the simple GUI to check your computer for the vulnerabilities. Once downloaded, Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker will scan your CPU. The scan might take a little while and towards the end, it will show you the result.
The program clearly displays whether your computer is affected by any of the Spectre or Meltdown vulnerabilities.
I was using an Intel i7 7th Gen processor, and the tool reported my computer to be Meltdown safe, but Spectre vulnerable.
Also, you can click the ‘What should I do’ link below to see a few possible fixes for this vulnerability.
The tool is amazingly fast and can help a lot of users to take necessary measures against these recently discovered vulnerabilities.
Click here to download Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker.