SAN FRANCISCO: The US-based multi-tech company Microsoft has taken down it’s independently operated security update released for windows. This is because many users reported frequent boot up problems and freezes and even installation concerns.
The security update was released on 11 February 2020, named ‘KB4545444’. It was a part of the usual ‘Patch Tuesday’ release cycle. It was meant for all the systems containing Windows 10 and users could install it as the new windows update.
The company reveals that it was meant for addressing security liability which was affecting Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), third party boot managers.
A representative from the company stated, “The standalone security update has been removed due to an issue affecting a sub-set of devices. It will not be re-offered from Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or ‘Microsoft Update Catalog’. Removal of this standalone security update does not affect successful installation or any changes within any other Feb 11, 2020 security updates, including Latest Cumulative Update (LCU), Monthly Rollup or Security Only update.”
Microsoft has already started working upon an upgraded and improved edition of the update. It will be released in the form of a future update.