Anti-Virus companies required to make changes to allow Meltdown/Spectre, future Windows Updates

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The latest Windows security updates that Microsoft released to address the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws seem to cause more issues than usual. Last week, the company warned Windows users that due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this security path was “only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV has updated the ALLOW REGKEY.”

As it turns out, Microsoft has since explained that customers using problematic AV software won’t be able to receive future security updates for Windows, including today’s Patch Tuesday update (which should include the security fixes from January 3). Our colleagues over that BleepingComputer spotted the following update on Microsoft’s support pagetoday       Anti-Virus companies