These days the security error code 0x80070424 is quite a prominent error code that most of the Windows users encounter frequently. Generally, the error code occurs when you start the Windows Firewall but it fails to start. From the Control Panel option, when you select Windows Firewall, to open it, it will show the error Windows Firewall. Due to this, you cannot change some of the settings. This is an imminent sign that the system is infected with an adware or any potentially unwanted program is running in the background. Sometimes, a malicious extension which has been installed by adware is also responsible for this annoying situation.
Hence, to protect the system from further damage, you need to know the possible fixes in order to resolve the issue. Here, we have mentioned some effective procedures and steps, use them and cure the system of this frustrating situation.
If you frequently face this error code (0x80070424), then there might be several reasons behind this issue. The error is mainly caused by:
However, whatever be the reason, you can easily escape this issue by performing some of the efficient methods that we will elaborate in the next section.
When the system gets affected by the security error code 0x80070424, you may find that the default search engine is different than what it actually should be. On the other hand, you might find that the internet connection gradually decrease. Sometimes, the web browser displays a fake alert on the screen which shows that you need to contact the Network Administrator department.
Therefore, in this segment, we will discuss some of the effective solutions in order to fix the error code. Hence, follow one of these fixes until the error code gets solved completely.
Unwanted ads prompted by any software is one of the major issues for this Windows Firewall error 0x80070424. Hence, to eliminate the error code, at first, you need to remove the adware from the system. To do that, follow the steps mentioned in the section below.
At first, press the Windows key and then, press the Search option. In the Search bar, type ‘Control Panel’ and hit the Enter button.
A list of the menu will appear on the screen. Select ‘Uninstall a Program’ from the list and click on it.
The installed application list will appear on the screen. Check the list and scroll through the list. Check whether any unwanted program is available is not. If yes, then click on that application, and select Uninstall option.
When the process gets complete, check whether the error code still appears or not.
Manually you can eliminate the error. Here are the procedures to do that:
Now, go back to the Windows Firewall and click on ‘Use Recommended settings’ button. This time you will observe that the firewall will start without an error. This means you have successfully resolved the error 0x80070424.
If the above two methods do not help you in order to fix the issue, try this method. This will surely resolve the error code without any trouble.
First, open the Start menu and type ‘cmd’ in the Search bar to open the Command Prompt. Right click on the Command Prompt and select ‘Run as Administrator’ option. A pop-up box will appear on the screen. Press YES from the box.
When you hit the YES option, a Run box will pop up on the screen. After that, type the below commands. Each time you enter a command, press the Enter button.
SC config wuauserv start=auto
SC config bits start=auto
SC config crytsvc start=auto
SC config trusted installers start=auto
At last, type Exit and then, press Enter to restart the system. If the process did not work for you then, apply the next fixing method.
At first, open the Start menu and type ‘Troubleshoot’. Hit the Enter button top open the Troubleshoot option. After that, click on the ‘Troubleshoot Windows Update’ option and press ‘Run the troubleshooter’. Wait for the program to detect your Windows update issues and press ‘Apply this Fix’ option. Wait for the program to repair the files associated with Windows Update error. At last, close the Troubleshooter and restart the Windows device. Check whether the error code gets solved or not.
The problem also gets solved with the Windows Recovery option. Hence, to fix the issue, follow the steps that are mentioned in the section below.
Now, open the Windows Firewall and check whether the error code 0x80070424 still appears or not.
After applying the above fixes, your computer should be free from the security error code 0x80070424 which appears on the screen. We have explained the easy and simple steps here. But, if you are stuck somewhere in between the process, or if you have any doubts, let us know by posting about it, in the comment section below.