Thanks, TKFlight. It is not really an emergency. Little things like this make me impatient and irritable sometimes. I am cooling off. A simple solution will emerge soon enough without having to uninstall the updates.
I did try to uninstall a specific windows update mentioned in the sandboxie forum. It did not help though.
However, I might need to restart my pc for the change to take effect.
Windows XP Professional 2002 sp3 32bit
Aggressive AVIRA 10, MBAM, SAS, Sandbox
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