Microsoft’s latest security update is causing major headaches for users of chromium based browsers. The update, deigned to improve security, has slowed chromium based browsers such as Chrome and Vivaldi, to a halt.
Developers from Vivaldi noticed the issue while running performance test suites designed to ensure optimum performance and battery life. “We immediately noticed performance problems. A test suite that previously took about 100 minutes to run, now took 300 or even 360 minutes,” wrote Petterson, a developer at Vivaldi.
A bug report was filed to the Chromium team, and they found that the CreateProcess on Windows 10 quadruples every time the number of Control Flow Guard, CFG, functions doubles.
The good news is that Microsoft has been quick to respond to the CFG issues and will roll out a fix soon. Microsoft has responded that a fix will be available in the coming weeks.
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