Microsoft has delayed its latest security patch for unknown reasons
The company revealed that it would not be releasing its latest Patch Tuesday download for Windows 10 users due to, "a last minute issue."
But this may mean that some users are missing out on keeping safe from potentially damaging threats.
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Patch Tuesday is the name given by Microsoft to its monthly improvements and security patch.
The company typically makes the download available on the second Tuesday of the month, but it seems February's edition may not arrive just yet.
In a blog post, Microsoft blamed an unspecified last minute issue for the delay, however it would not go into specific detail as to what was involved.
“Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems," the blog post said.
"This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.
"After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.”
The news comes as Microsoft looks to safeguard Windows 10 as its most secure software platform ever.
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The company has revealed an all-new protection hub that will allow PC users to keep on top of all the security needs.
Microsoft says that the new Windows Defender Security Centre will ensure that, "you are protected by default and continuously protected."
The service will play a key part in protecting devices running the new Windows 10 Creators Update, launching later this year.
Windows 10 Creators Update will bring a number of new security protections
Microsoft says that Windows 10 will offer more in-depth security protection against the likes of ransomware and other damaging attacks which could take your device offline.
It says that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) service is able to block a huge number of ransomware attacks before they even get a chance to launch.
Microsoft is planning to reveal a range of updates to its security protection with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
This includes a new “lower blue light” option that will lessen the impact of staring at screens late at night, similar to the popular “Night Mode” seen on Apple’s iPhone.