• MS-DEFCON 4: A mixed bag for May

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    ISSUE 19.21.1 • 2022-05-24

    By Susan Bradley

    Good news! Most consumer and home users should be just fine after installing this month’s updates.

    I’m not seeing any major, trending issues with patches for the bulk of users, so I’m lowering the MS-DEFCON level to 4.

    But there’s a “but”: I’m still seeing some corner-case oddities and just can’t quite put my finger on the root cause. For example, reader Ray G reports:

    … after the updates are installed, I still have a black screen and have to wait for about 5 minutes for the desktop to appear.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.21.1, 2022-05-24).