Microsoft Says Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4493509 Freezes Devices on Boot

While this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout originally seemed a very smooth one, it looks like a growing number of devices are experiencing issues after installing the latest Windows updates.

Microsoft has recently acknowledged a bug in the cumulative update KB4493509 shipped to Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) PCs that could cause them to freeze on boot.

The company says the glitch only impacts machines running ArcaBit antivirus software and explains that it’s already working on a fix.

Earlier this week, it was discovered that the April 2019 monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, along with their associated security-only updates, caused issues on machines with certain antivirus software, forcing these devices to freeze on boot.

While Microsoft acknowledged the bug and said it … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.