Buggy Windows security update (KB4524244) has now been removed by Microsoft

Laurent Giret

Microsoft announced this weekend that it has removed a security update for Windows 10 that was causing issues on some PCs. This security update (KB4524244) was offered on February 11 along with this month’s Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 versions 1909 and older, and Microsoft explained at the time that it “addresses an issue in which a third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot manager might expose UEFI-enabled computers to a security vulnerability.”

In the known issues for this update, Microsoft said that some users could encounter issues when trying to reset their PC, that’s what pushed Microsoft to remove this update:

Using the “Reset this PC” feature, also called “Push Button Reset” or PBR, might fail. You might restart into recovery with “Choose an option” at the top of the screen with various options or you might restart to desktop and receive the error “There was a problem resetting your PC”.

In case you’re experiencing this issue, Microsoft recommends to uninstall this security update from the Update History page in Settings. “We are working on an improved version of this update in coordination with our partners and will release it in a future update,” the company said.