So I’m bouncing along merrily when Windows defender pops up a note that it’s 2 weeks out of date and puts a tray icon in the systray with “??”… so i try force a manual update… no go.
Then I realize… hmmm, patch Tuesday has come and gone… where the heck did those updates go?
So I’m scouring my NM Rules, then App Rules… where i notice that my svchost.exe TCP & UDP Out is set to Block (parent of system). So i change those to Allow, reboot, and Voila!
I must have gotten click happy one day on the app block rules ;D 8)