What is Error 0x8007042c?
Error 0x8007042c is a fake technical support scam alert designed to trick you into thinking that something is wrong with your computer. You can encounter this scam alert when you visit fraudulent sites or through installing an unwanted program that causes such fake scam alert. This scam alert’s main purpose is to frighten you by stating that there was a Firewall breach and some kind of a ransomware infection is trying to infect the computer system and to make you call the number of the supposed technician to help you remove the fake threat. The context of the fake error alerts is as follows:
Firewall Breach Detected
Windows Firewall Status: Disabled Reason: Ransomware Attack Detected
Internal Configuration: Altered Your Windows Firewall Has Been Disabled
Possibly due to Internet Infection or Unauthorized Connection through your IP-Address It can cause the following things; 1) Possible Data Loss
2) Identity Theft
3) Loss of Email/Social Networking/ Personal Passwords
4) Credentials Stored or Used on the Computer Consule Microsoft Network Security Advisor
Immediately on the Toll Free Number: +1-844-699-835”
The cyber criminals behind such deceptive alert seek to convey some sense of urgency and to persuade users to call the number provided in the alert message. This fake error alert can also cause your computer to lag and keeps opening annoying pop-ups.
How did the fake error 0x8007042c scam alert came across your computer?
As mentioned, you can encounter this scam alert when you visit fraudulent and suspicious websites or every time you click an unknown link. You can also come across this scam alert when there is an unwanted program installed in your computer that evoked such deceptive error. These unwanted programs often came from free sharing sites that offer software bundles. So when you install such programs, annoying things happen such as the fake error 0x8007042c scam alert.
Moreover, there is also a possibility that this fake message is tied to a specific website; it may be a gaming website or a movie streaming website. To avoid this, make sure you have an updated operating system and reliable antivirus program like SpyRemover Pro.
To get rid of the fake error 0x8007042c scam alert, follow the removal instructions below:
Step 1: Close the browser that displayed the scam alert.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time.
Step 3: Go to the Processes tab and look for any suspicious processes.
Step 4: Right-click on the files, click Open File Location and then scan them using a reputable antivirus program such as SpyRemover Pro. After opening their folders, end their processes and delete their folders. If the virus scanner fails to detect something that you know is suspicious, don’t hesitate to delete it.
Step 5: Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.
Look for any suspicious program responsible for the scam and then Uninstall it.
Step 6: Remove the adware/malware responsible for the scam from your browsers by resetting them.
1. Launch Google Chrome and open its menu by pressing Alt + F.
2. Click Settings.
3. Click Show advanced settings located at the bottom part of the page.
4. Click the Reset settings.
5. And then click the Reset button.
1. Start Mozilla Firefox.
2. Press Alt+H .
3. Find Refresh Firefox a t the top and click on this button.
4. In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.
1. Launch Internet Explorer.
2. Tap Alt+T and click Internet Options.
3. Click on the Advanced tab and then click Reset.
4. Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
5. Click Reset.
Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of the fake Error 0x8007042c scam alert:
Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:
Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit Enter.
Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro
A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.
A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.
Click OK to launch SpyRemover Pro.
Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.
Register SpyRemover Pro to protect your computer from future threats.