Microsoft confirmed problems with updating KB4524244 for Windows 10 and removed it

Microsoft confirmed problems with updating KB4524244 for Windows 10 and removed it

On February 15, Microsoft canceled the distribution of security update KB4524244 for Windows 10 after confirming user messages about freezes, system boot problems, and installation errors.

Security update KB4524244 for Windows 10 and server versions of Windows Server 2019 and 2016, which became available on February 11, on Tuesday patches, was intended to fix the vulnerability of third-party boot loaders Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).

However, after several days of distributing the update, Microsoft confirmed that KB4524244 may cause the function Restore Computer to its original state (Restore this PC to factory settings) on the Windows 10 and Windows Server devices on which it was installed.

The company added to the list of known problems that you may encounter problems during installation or after installing KB4524244.

To help users of affected devices, KB4524244 offline security update has been removed and will not be re-offered through Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), or the Microsoft Update Catalog.

This does not affect any other updates, including the latest cumulative updates, monthly updates, or security updates.

How to remove update KB4524244

Users who have installed the update and are experiencing problems with the system can remove KB4524244 by following these steps.

Uninstall via Control Panel
To remove the update, use the control panel:

Open the Start menu and enter Control Panel.
Select the Installed updates section in the search menu.
Locate the Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4524244) in the list.
Right-click on the update and select Uninstall.
To complete the uninstall, you need to restart the PC.

Uninstall Using Command Prompt

Alternatively, you can use the command line:

Open a command prompt with administrator rights: open the Start menu, enter cmd.exe, right-click on the result and select “Run as administrator”.
Run the wusa / uninstall / kb: 4524244 command to remove the update.
To complete the uninstall, you need to restart the PC.