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Windows 10 Version 1809 Users May Get Visual Studio Crashes

Microsoft on Friday issued an advisory for Windows 10 version 1809 users about possible Visual Studio crashes.

The issue apparently just affects users that had installed security patch KB4483452 from the February "update Tuesday" cumulative update bundle. However, affected users also were found to have the .NET Framework 4.8 preview installed, Microsoft indicated.

These users may experience a Visual Studio program crash. They'll also likely get an error message stating, "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation."

Microsoft acknowledged the flaw and indicated that there's no workaround available yet. It issued its Friday advisory after receiving "multiple customer reports of issues."

Organizations with that software installed, but not experiencing the Visual Studio problem, should sit tight and monitor the situation. They should also apply any forthcoming .NET Framework patches, according to Microsoft.

"We are actively working on fixing and re-shipping a correction for this issue," Microsoft's announcement indicated. "If you installed the February 2019 security update and have not yet seen any negative behavior, we recommend that you leave your system as-is but closely monitor them and ensure that you apply upcoming .NET Framework updates."

Microsoft plans to provide further updates regarding the advisory at this GitHub page.

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Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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