KB4078130 is supposed to eliminate reboots of Specter 2 Windows updates

Microsoft has released another update regarding the Specter 2 vulnerability for the current Windows operating systems. The update is called  KB4078130 and can be downloaded directly from the Windows Update Catalog. With 24KB it is a very small update and applies to the following operating systems:

Windows 10, Windows 10 LTSB, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

Microsoft has released this update KB4078130 , which Intel recently reported problems with the already released and new Microsoft, which is directed against  Specter Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection). Intel has determined during the investigation that this microcode update can cause unexpected restarts and unpredictable system behavior and that data loss or corruption can even occur.


While Intel is now further adapting Microsoft and testing their effects, Microsoft is now providing an out-of-band update KB4078130 that only deactivates mitigation against CVE-2017-5715 – ” Branch target injection vulnerability “.

Windows users who have not found any problems or automatic restarts so far do not have to install this update. Microsoft has also released the following information on Specter Variant 2.

No reports have been known since January 25 indicating that this Specter Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715) was used to attack customers. We recommend that Windows customers, if appropriate, re-enable CVE-2017-5715 mitigation when Intel reports that this unpredictable system behavior has been resolved for your device.

You can download the update KB4078130 here directly from the Windows Update Catalog.

– Update for Windows (KB4078130)