Error 0x8007042c

What is Error 0x8007042c?

Error 0x8007042c is a fake alert. The presence of a fake alert does not necessarily mean that your computer is infected with malware. However, it shows that someone is trying to push you into spending your money on something you do not need. These fake alerts are essential parts of tech support scams that have been multiplying quite fast lately. While you do not need to remove any program to get rid of Error 0x8007042c, you might want to consider acquiring a legitimate antispyware tool that would protect your personal information from similar intruders. After all, cyber threats are always just around a corner.

Where does Error 0x8007042c come from?

Perhaps one of the biggest problems with this fake alert is that it uses an actual error number that can appear in a notification on any computer that runs on Windows. The original Error 0x8007042c message sometimes pops up when users try to start Windows Firewall. Basically, the message says that the Firewall is disabled, and that is because your computer’s security has been compromised. If that happens, you need to immediately scan your computer with a security tool that will detect all the malicious infections, and you will be able to remove them all automatically without any further ado.

However, the fake Error 0x8007042c alert usually appears on your browser when you access some website that is used for the tech support scam promotion. That is why we mentioned that you may not need to have any malicious program on your computer to see this message. Although computer security experts emphasize that some adware programs might be associated with the tech support scams because they tend to promote any content. Adware programs do not review what kind of content gets embedded in their advertising space, so it would not be surprising if the scammers behind this fake alert were to use some random app.

What does Error 0x8007042c do?

It is probably already clear that the fake alert itself cannot do anything unless you take action the moment you see the notification on your screen. It may sometimes seem that the pop-up tries to convince that you must do something immediately as it may not allow you to close the window unless you click OK and call the given number. However, you can always close your browser by press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and killing the browser’s process through Task Manager. That would surely make the message disappear.

Other than that, we do agree that seeing this notification on your screen can be quite frightening. The pop-up jumps into your browser in a big black background and basically “yells” at you in capital letters:

Error : “ 0x8007042C”



Of course, Microsoft would never ask you to call them because they would take care of the customer service online. It is clear that this message has been devised to push you into the state of panic. When you are in panic, you cannot think straight and you are more likely to make bad decisions.

What happens if users call the given “toll-free” number? The scammers tell them that they have to pay for a specific service that will protect their computer from malware. To pay, the users will be probably asked to reveal their credit card information, and if they do that, the criminals will be able to launder their money immediately. Hence, no matter what you do, you should never reveal your credit card credentials to unfamiliar third parties.

How do I remove Error 0x8007042c?

We have mentioned already that there probably is nothing to remove from your computer. If you think that you may have potentially harmful applications, you can delete them with a licensed antispyware tool. Not to mention that the security tool of your choice will safeguard your system from a number of potential threats that might barge on your doorstep any time. As for the fake alert, restoring your browser’s settings to default should be enough to delete everything that would, otherwise, redirect you back to the page that displayed the pop-up.

Manual Error 0x8007042c Removal

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Explorer.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings option.
  4. Click Reset and press Close.


  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and press Advanced.
  3. Scroll down again and click Reset.
  4. Press Reset to complete.


  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Press the Refresh Firefox button at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox again and press Finish. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Error 0x8007042c*

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