Multiple computers getting netio.sys BSOD after 2022.2.1.9 update

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? 

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[edited by: Gladys at 3:07 PM (GMT -7) on 5 Aug 2022]
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  • We kept our two test users on the test driver and we have not seen any adverse effects.

    We got one more netio.sys BSOD for one of those users - but the manually installed test driver seems to get disabled by system protection particularly when Windows updates are being installed, which was the case then -  so that is not necessarily significant. In total we got 2 netio.sys BSODs for two machines since we started testing. The driver is now in daily production use for 37 days for those users, and they used to get anything from 5-10 BSODs per week without the fix.

    Last update I got from a "Global Escalation Engineer" (after asking back myself again, of course...):

    Thank you for the email. The October release has now been rescheduled for a planned release, on November the 10th 2022.

    But of course also some expectation management:

    ... this is the planned date and can be pulled at the very last minute.

    So I keep my fingers crossed that Sophos manages to get this shipped "soon".

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