Faronics Antivirus and the January 3rd patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vunlerabilties.
Posted by Adam Zilliax on 05 January 2018 08:54 AM
Updated - January 8, 2017 - Faronics has released a patch utility that can be used to apply this registry key using the remote launch functions of both Faronics Core and the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. Details are here. Additionally we will begin rolling this change out to our cloud based customers automatically over the course of January 9th, meaning that cloud customers should not have any need to apply this patch manually.
Our QA team has been working to validate the patch and at this time we can confirm that there is no issue with the January 3rd patches to mitigate Meltdown and Specter and the latest releases of our Antivirus product. Customers needing to install the January 3rd update can at this time manually set the following registry key to allow the installation of this update;
Key = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
This can be manually configured or added using the .REG key located here;