The Internet Storm Center is reporting that the newly released Microsoft patch is causing some problems. There one known problem and a bunch of reports about other problems.
The first problem is with the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel. Apparently, the control panel won’t start after the patch is installed, complaining about a DLL being illegally relocated. Microsoft has released another patch to resolve this.
The other problems are currently undefined. Microsoft is asking that users experiencing problems contact their support line so they can investigate the issues.
Because of these problems, it may be worth it to take a second look at the ZERT patch. If you’re experiencing problems with the Microsoft patch, try uninstalling it and install the ZERT patch instead. It’s possible that you’ll experience similar problems with the ZERT patch, but it’s worth giving it a shot.