Also I've been trying to find the (Windows) updates to apply and found update KB4056898 (windows 8.1 security only), but as yet windows update is not showing any updates presently available to me, and I do know that it has problems with certain antiviruses and registry keys, I use avast as my antivirus. Should I download KB4056898 from the update catalog immediately? Or wait for it to be offered via windows update? P.S. I've seen news thhat on windows server the fix has to be enabeld afetr installing the update, I take it no enabling is needed on windows 8.1.
Another question, on linux mint (mate 17.3)is there yet a kernel update to deal with this? if so which one?
Finally, do I need to download any form of low level instruction set update, microcode change or other such thing from intel? If so is this just an exe file to run or is it trickier and potentially risky in the way that BIOS/UEFI updates can be?
Edited by rp88, 05 January 2018 - 01:00 PM.