To help others b/c I just wasted 2-3 hours of my time & may still have to spend more time.
As USUAL with Window 8 BLEEPING UPDATES, it has screwed with my computer. This is an ONGOING issue every time there is an update & even sometimes with Windows 7.
This time after the update every 2-10 minutes I'd hear that ding sound you get like the asterick, when a new program is trying to access your Windows, etc.
I wasn't able to fix it & finally someone searched online & someone mentioned that it may be one of 3 pieces of software. Since I also use Malwarebytes, I decided to open it & sure enough, it wouldn't open.
After trying multiple times, I finally uninstalled it & the sound is gone.
HATE WINDOWS even more then I disliked them before. XP was ALWAYS WONDERFUL, it never screwed around with my computer.
I just spent almost an hour fixing VPN/DNS issues all b/c of this update.