Intel patch slows down my file server

Intel patch slows down my file server

i updated my server once the intel patch came out 3 months ago and since then i have to reboot my file server weekly. how do i fix this mess, can i uninstall the patch
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
How is it slow?  GUI? Accessing files over the network?  What's the data transfer speed?  You should have also updated all the PCs at the same time - are you sure it's not the PCs that are slow and the file server is fine?

Did you apply a BIOS patch or the Microsoft patch?  If the latter, downgrading the BIOS is potentially pointless.  If the former, then check again for an updated BIOS patch - and apply the Windows patches.

How do you know you didn't just happen to have a disk failure at the same time and now you're operating in a degraded state?

You've provided very little information for us to form an informed opinion.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That patch was a BIOS / Firmware update and the possibility of slowing down a server or workstation was known.

You would need to as the Server Manufacturer if you can downgrade the BIOS. You should be able to, but I cannot say for certain on your machine. If you succeed, you then are not protected from the Meltdown hardware malware.

Did you run Windows Updates?  You need to do this if you updated your BIOS.
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IT GuyAuthor Commented:
yes i updated windows
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then ask the manufacturer support about downgrading BIOS and understand the risks that go with that.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you jump at the chance to update firmware/microcode in the BIOS due to Spectre and Meltdown ?
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IT GuyAuthor Commented:
i think i figured out this issue - thanks for all your help

i installed MalwareBytes Anti-Ransomware and after disabling it - the server was working properly
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Malwarebytes might have been assuming the situation prior to these patches. This was the first mention of Malwarebytes.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
So you inappropriately blamed the patches as I implied you might have.  Glad you figured it out.
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IT GuyAuthor Commented:
you are the smartest of them all Lee W
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