Windows 10 has encountered a new bug that is affecting the online connectivity of users. Moreover, it is also stopping the major apps, such as Office 365, from getting online. This has made it challenging to access these applications, for people working at home due to COVID-19, which is spreading day by day.
The issue can also affect individuals using November 2019 or 10 May 2019 Update. Moreover, it is caused by Microsoft’s KB435996 cumulative update.
This bug may stop Microsoft’s team, Microsoft Outlook, and other software from connecting to the internet. Moreover, there are issues for people using these apps in troubled times.
According to Microsoft, any software that uses Winlnet and WinHTTP might have problems to reach the internet. Moreover, an issue is that most people affected by this issue use a VPN, and these people are affected by the problem the most. Of course, the people working from home are most likely to use the VPN. This problem can happen when disconnecting or connecting a VPN.
Microsoft states, “Devices which use an auto-configured proxy, like VPN, might show no internet connection status in Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NSCI) in the notification area. This can happen after connecting or disconnecting a VPN.”
Microsoft is trying its best to fix this problem as quickly as possible. It is working hard on a patch that should be available in early April.
The good news is that there is a partial solution to this problem which is to reboot your system. This may or may not work, but it isn’t a difficult thing to do. However, if you have to reboot throughout the day, it can be quite annoying, and you will have to spend a lot of time looking at the screen loading up. Of course, it isn’t a guaranteed solution.
The update, KB4535996, causes this problem. It boosts battery performance. However, like most Windows 10 updates, it also leads to a connectivity bug.
The timing of this Windows 10 flaw is quite problematic because everyone is working from home due to COVID-19. However, people suffering from this bug will get a solution soon, depending on how soon Microsoft resolves this issue.