Microsoft Update Breaks Windows – Again

Patch Tuesday has rolled around again, and once more the latest patches are causing problems. Last month the issue was with the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel, this month users have been reporting problems with system slow downs and CPU usage.

Apparently an update to Internet Explorer is causing issues with a file called svchost.exe. This file is in fact a generic name for any service that runs from a DLL instead of an EXE. At the moment, the exact cause is not known, but Outlook users have been hardest hit, while the issue also affects users of Windows Server Update Services.

No official fix has been released as of yet, but some people have reported that another hotfix available from Microsoft seems to resolve the problem, although it has not worked for everyone. The hotfix is available for download from Microsoft.