Dell Inspiron 5537 laptop, Windows 10 Home 64 bit version 1703, Avast Premier, Malwarebytes Premium. 3.0.6 (I think)
Got a notice this morning that a MB update was available. Installed it. It called for a restart. During the restart it seemed that Windows updates were being processed (no surprise on a Wednesday morning?). When it came back up, MB was unable to start, saying "Unable to connect the Service". That has remained the same through several restart cycles. The same response if I try to start MB from the taskbar.
Secunia PSI now lists the following as requiring manual update (click to update): Adobe Flash Player 25.x, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (64 bit), Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, and Microsoft Windows 10.
I do not use the SQL Server.
When I "click to update" Windows 10, it sends me to a Windows Update FAQ page that urges me to try Edge (already installed long ago) and has a link for installing the Creators Update (already installed on this machine,in the normal unforced update cycle, several weeks ago).
Speccy reports for .NET Frameworks installed, v4.7 Full, v4.7 Client, v3.5 SP 1, v3.0 SP 2, v2.0 SP 2, and for Internet Explorer version 11.483.15063.0
Speccy reports Malwarebytes AV as disabled.
Settings/System/About reports Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, Build 15063.483
The mouse cursor was extremely "twitchy" and difficult to control, it jumped all over the screen (NOT usual for this laptop and this mouse). Cured by switching the mouse off and then on again.
What to do? Is this a Windows Update snafu? I am afraid to restart the desktop machine (on which I am writing this) for fear the same will happen to it.