On Wednesday, January 3, Microsoft released a patch to address a number of issues, including a reported CPU vulnerability issue. Webroot has tested current shipping versions of Webroot SecureAnywhere 9.0.18.xx and has confirmed compatibility with this patch.
You can learn more about the patch at the Microsoft support page
, and download the patch from the Microsoft catalog.
To deploy it immediately, please follow the instructions for setting the REGKEY as described in the Microsoft support page
article. Microsoft has also published additional information about why they require setting a registry key here
Within the next week we will begin releasing a new Webroot SecureAnywhere version 9.0.19.xx that, along with a number of planned enhancements, will also set the REGKEY automatically. But until that version is available, please set the REGKEY manually as described by Microsoft.
We have posted an article in the Webroot Knowledge Base
with detailed instructions on how to manually set the required registry key so that your device will ready for the patch the next time it checks for updates, or when you download it from the Microsoft catalog. We will provide an automated utility shortly.