We're having an outbreak of DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD's in driver NETIO.SYS. Netio.sys caused BSOD's are usually tied to network drivers but that doesn't make sense because this started happening all of a sudden on multiple computers. These are fully patched/updated Windows 10 Pro computers. The common thing we're seeing is Sophos was updated to version 2022.2.1.9 around 7/20/22 on all of them. Any insight from Sophos on if the blue screen of death crashes are being caused by the latest version of Sophos?
We are starting to see more user reports about this in our environment. Mostly Lenovo machines, and we're also using Cisco AnyConnect.
Over two weeks since I reported it and still no resolution.
I apologize for the frustrations. Looking into the development ticket open for this issue, there’s work being done each day. Our team is actively working towards finding a resolution.
If you need an immediate work-around to be implemented, you can use the following steps published in the KBA, though I understand that this is not ideal for all organizations.
Turn off the following within Sophos Central:
Now at 3 weeks since first reported, still no updates except work arounds. Makes me wonder what their QA process is for new releases...
Yes, it's mindblowing that it would take a multi billion $ company this long to fix it. At least have an option for those affected by bad sofwtare updates to rollback to the previous version instead of making us disable protection making us more vulnerable.
Yeah we are still having this issue. Just happened to our CEO in the middle of a meeting. My IT manager is suggesting that if they don't get this fixed soon that we will be researching a new AV solution for next year.It seems like the workaround has helped, but it's hard to verify at this point since it seems like not all of our users are actually reporting their BSODs.