Windows 10 Proxy Bug Breaking Down the Internet, Microsoft Says Fix on Its Way

Microsoft has recently acknowledged a bug in Windows 10 that causes the operating system to display a limited or no Internet connection status in the notification area on devices with a manual or auto-configured proxy.

The issue, which Microsoft confirmed today, dates back to the February 27 cumulative update KB4535996 and affects all the latest versions of Windows 10, beginning with Windows 10 version 1709 and newer.

Windows 10 version 1909, the latest stable feature update for the operating system, is also impacted.

Fix coming in early April

“Devices using a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN), might show limited or no internet connection status in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) in the notification area,” Microsoft explains.

“This might happen when connected or disconnected to a VPN or after changing state between the two. Devices with this issue, might also have issues reaching th… (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.