After some of the security bug fixes in the process did more harm than good - Microsoft Office Allows them to be eliminated in a new update to their operating systems
There is no doubt that the exposure of Security vulnerabilities Intel processors, AMD and-ARM, Which have since been given official names Meltdown and Specter (and even a personal logo) have caught the world of hardware unprepared - a good testament to this is the amount of significant problems and glitches that resulted from the first wave of software and firmware patches released in the market to deal with the problems.
Beyond the initial fear of a real impairment in the performance of the processors, which to our delight is reflected only in a very specific part of the applications and uses, while the vast majority of home and enterprise consumers saw no change in the transition - the repairs of Intel The wide-spread Specter, but also more complex for malicious use than Meltdown, has led to frequent crashes in some of its past product families, for example.
Intel recommended that users stop installing the problem patch (CVE-2017-5715) until a polished, tested, and revised version was released, but Microsoft did not settle on this alert that is relevant only to those who have not yet made the patch - and have decided to distribute their own patch Of the specific faulty home repair Intel.
KB4078130 Update It can be downloaded and installed manually and only for standalone Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, enables the CVE-2017-5715 patch to be undone, for the benefit of all those who feel that their system stability has been compromised as a result - while continuing to wait for the next version of care that is coming soon from Intel and its various hardware partners.
Certainly this situation is not pleasing to either side, manufacturers and consumers alike, but it is worth noting that this is a problematic correction to one potential outbreak in three, while others are doing their job as planned - so we can hold our fingers that in a few months we can already declare that all The Meltdown and Specter saga are already behind, and hope that the current status of exploitation loopholes (unknown for any use of them for abusive purposes) will remain as it is.