Microsoft releases February security patches

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Windows is known for delivering many updates for its platforms, and one of the regular updates users look forward to each month is Patch Tuesday. This month, though, people were rather disappointed as Microsoft announced it would be postponing the release of February updates due to “a last-minute issue”. Immediate signs of displeasure came from the community. Google also took action by making an important security vulnerability in Windows public.

A small compensation

In the end, the February update will arrive in March as stated in the announcement. However, Microsoft has found a way to deliver some kind of compensatory patch which addresses Flash on Microsoft Edge, the built-in default Windows 10 browser. Internet Explorer also received some updates in this latest patch.

While there is no specific knowledge about what these small updates contain, users can expect them to drop today. According to an email sent by Microsoft to one of its bigger customers, it would seem that the company isn’t looking to release any more patches until the next scheduled release on the 14th of March.

The recent news of a vulnerability in one of Windows’ core files has led many to doubt Microsoft, but it’s good to see that the company is looking to salvage what’s possible this month by releasing these small Flash-related updates to the public. The March release will most likely contain what was scheduled for this month, as well as content which was scheduled to drop in March anyway.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading