How to fix error 0x80070424 received in Microsoft Security essentials

Most of the times when the Windows users try to install the Windows updates, or try to update the Microsoft Security essentials or access the Microsoft update website, then they will mess up with the error 0x80070424. The reason behind this is, the system services which are required to run the Windows update are not running on your computer or some of the system files are not registered properly. Many of the users complained about this error, so here we are listing few methods for how to fix this error.

How to fix error 0x80070424

Method 1: Register the required system files
  • Launch RUN dialog box and run the below commands one by one.

    regsvr32 Qmgr.dll /s
    regsvr32 Qmgrprxy.dll /s

  • Now restart your PC and this should fix the issue.
Method 2: Enable the required services
  • Launch RUN dialog box and type services.msc to open services manager.
  • Make sure that the below services are set to Automatic and are running.
    • Automatic updates or Windows update
    • Background intelligent transfer service
    • Workstation
  • If any of the above services are not set to automatic or not running then double click on the specific service that is not running and set its Startup type to Automatic from the drop-down that appears. Click on Apply and then click on Start to immediately start it.

Now, restart your PC and this should fix the issue.

Method 3: Run Windows update Troubleshooter
  • Launch the RUN dialog box and run the below comand
    explorer shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}::{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}


  • This will take you to the Troubleshooting page in the Control Panel and here click on the Fix problems with Windows update link.
  • This will launch the Windows update troubleshooter and follow the on screen instruction carefully to solve this problem.
Method 4: Using Automatic fixit

Automatic Fixit is the small utility from Microsoft which will fix the issue quickly and easily. Download Fixit from the below given link. After downloading find msi file and run it on your PC, this will fix the error automatically.

Downlaod Fixit

At least any one of the above mentioned method will definitely help you in fixing the error and other strange issues when accessing the Windows update or when dealing with Microsoft security essentials.

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