KB3106932 and KB3105210 Windows Update rolls out to Windows 10
A day after releasing the Windows 10 Build 10576 preview build to the Fast Ring of the insider program, Microsoft is rolling out two new Windows Updates for Windows 10.
The updates being seeded are KB3106932 and KB3105210.
These updates are being seeded for all builds of the operating system, including the general availability version Windows 10 Build 10240 RTM. And as usual, the Redmond company, has not released a change log for the updates, despite numerous requests from users.
KB3106932 is a cumulative update for Windows 10, which contains some security fixes. It fixes an exploit in the new browser in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, which could potentially allow an attacker to execute a malicious code remotely, if the user visits a specially designed malicious webpage.
A successful attack using the exploit, could give the hacker the same user rights as the user who is currently logged in. The update also fixes an identical security issue in Internet Explorer.
Interestingly, the knowledgebase article for KB3106932 bears the title “Compatibility update for upgrading to Windows 10”. The fact that this update is rolling out to Windows 10 users suggests that this could be an update which prepares the system for Windows 10 Threshold 2 Update, which should be released before the end of the year.
There isn’t much to say about the upcoming build, except for the fact that it will not be the update which is going to bring the much awaited feature, Extensions in Microsoft Edge. The company has already confirmed that the feature will only come in the summer of 2016, which is likely the Windows 10 Redstone Update.
Threshold 2 Update is merely expected to bring some minor features, like new icons, and changes to the UI of certain areas in Windows 10.
The KB3106932 update does not require the system to be restarted after the installation, but KB3106932 does, since it is a security update.
The two updates are rolling out already, but you can also manually check for them by opening the Settings App > Update & Security > Windows Update.
Speaking of Windows Updates, and fair warning here, you’re not going to like this, Microsoft is planning to push the Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs as an optional update soon, and early next year, the Redmond company will begin seeding the update as a “Recommended update”.
This move will force the Windows 10 update on PCs which have the “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” option enabled.