YUP, ANOTHER SLEW OF MICROSOFT UPDATES ARE HEADED OUR WAY ON THE 10TH...
Microsoft announced the other day that they were going to push out a variety of "critical" patches on December 10th. I remember the last time this happened (not too long ago) and it took me awhile to get my computer functioning again pre-patches.
They will include security patches for Internet Explorer versions 6 thru 11, including a few OS fixes, and a potentially dangerous one for Microsoft Exchange [ed. - dangerous if it breaks something on your Exchange server].
So to make a short blog post shorter: If, after the 10th (next week), you find that your Windows computer suddenly doesn't work the way it did a couple of days ago I would say: "Suspect the patches".