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Windows 7: Windows error message 0x80070424

14 Dec 2011   #1
mdpoulin

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Windows error message 0x80070424

I too, was infected with Win 7 Antispyware 2012. I followed the recommendations posted including installing Malwarebytes Anti-malware. I also ran the checkup program recommended and here is the log:

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.28
Windows 7 x64 (UAC is disabled!)
Internet Explorer 8 Out of date!
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Antivirus/Firewall Check:

Windows Security Center service is not running! This report may not be accurate!
McAfee Security Scan Plus
McAfee SecurityCenter
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
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Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Java(TM) 6 Update 22
Java version out of date!
Adobe Flash Player ( 10.3.183.11) Flash Player out of Date!
Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Reader out of date!
Mozilla Firefox ((3.6.24)) Firefox out of Date!
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Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe
``````````End of Log````````````

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I installed MS Security essentials to see if Defender would re-install to no avail. I still have no Windows Firewall or defender. Any other advice? I really don't want to blow away harddrive and re-install. Thanks!


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14 Dec 2011   #2
Lottiemansion

Dual Boot, Vista Home premium & Windows 7. Both 32bit
 
 

Hi,

Is the McAfee software active or dormant as this will prevent the Windows stuff from activating.

The other information appears correct! Out of date

On saying that I do not use Firefox though.
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14 Dec 2011   #3
mdpoulin

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
McAfee Status

McAfee is running, but indicates that my computer is at risk because the firewall is off. Is there a better Antivirus to use than McAfee?
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14 Dec 2011   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, mdpoulin. Please see Error message 0x80070424 when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates.

As to the log, you have been neglecting your computer. IE9 was released months ago and included security enhancements.

Both Java and Adobe products have been major sources of infection. The current release of Java with the latest security updates is JRE 6u29 (JRE 6u30, released yesterday did not include security updates and Version 7 is the developer preview). Uninstall all previous versions and download the latest version from Java Downloads for All Operating Systems

Install the current version of Adobe products from Adobe (but UNcheck the option for the McAfee scan as it is unnecessary).

You are also advised to enable UAC. The seconds it takes to approve the UAC prompt can save a lot of grief down the road.
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