Windows 10 updates halted due to coronavirus - with one exception

  • Windows 10 updates halted due to coronavirus - with one exception

Windows 10 updates halted due to coronavirus - with one exception

However, according to recent findings from Microsoft MVP Rafael Rivera (via Windows Central), Microsoft could be planning to hide the Legacy Control panel in future versions of Windows 10.

After evaluating the public health situation and its impacts on customers, Microsoft has chose to pause all optional non-security releases (C and D updates) for Windows.

Discussing the Windows vulnerability, Microsoft said: "Microsoft is aware of limited targeted attacks that could leverage un-patched vulnerabilities in the Adobe Type Manager Library, and is providing the following guidance to help reduce customer risk until the security update is released".

Starting in May, Microsoft will only release important security updates for Windows, nonessential additions, are paused.

If you've used any version of Window before Windows 10, you'll definitely be familiar with the Control Panel. These are typically released on "Patch Tuesday" or the second Tuesday of each month. If you remember the Windows story from earlier this week - we know Microsoft is now preparing a patch for the 0-day remote code execution (RCE) flaw which is delivered by specially crafted Adobe Type 1 PostScript format fonts in documents.

"No change to the monthly security updates; these will continue as planned to ensure business continuity and to keep our customers protected and productive", Microsoft wrote in its announcement.

By focusing on essential updates, Microsoft can better tackle the challenges presented by the coronavirus. Additionally, Microsoft's team is now working from home, which could cause disruptions to its workflow.

Of course, will update you the moment a fix is released for this latest Windows software vulnerability.

The above referenced C and D updates, which will be suspended, are usually delivered in the third and fourth week of each month, respectively.