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Thread: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

  1. #1
    Parkes Guest

    Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    I haven't been able to download any updates from microsoft. I've tried
    starting it through the Services and changing the startup type and all, but
    every time I change it to automatic or manual, it reverts back to disabled
    when I click apply, then close it out and bring it back up. when i try to
    update windows defender i get

    Error found: Code 0x80070422

    i followed all the directions to resolve this but it didnt work

    maybe i need to download a driver or a missing file???

    please help me figure this one out

  2. #2
    MowGreen [MVP] Guest

    Re: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    And the Version of Windows is ________ ?

    0x80070422 would indicate that a required service is not running or has
    been disabled. It is *possible* that the issue is being caused by a
    malware known as Vundo. Please scan the system with the installed
    antivirus and then do an online scan ( using Internet Explorer ) here:
    http://usa.kaspersky.com/products_se...us-scanner.php

    If malware is detected, suggest you post to a reputable anti-malware
    forum for further assistance. If it's not, post back here and we'll have
    you run a tool to repair the AU service.
    Please read the guidelines of the forum of your choice prior to posting:

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    nips Guest
    i figure it out the internet explorer may be the third of that virus "vundo"
    is on the list of target. technically, for the pc or the user never interact
    for an update through windows security. the code can be enable only when the
    pc is newly infected by running services.msc and analyse the service
    concerning windows and updates on run command. but if the semptoms is maybe a
    months old yet cannot repair by any utillty and antivirus and still windows
    deffender is still showing the error code i suggest that backup your file anf
    reformat your hard drive using DOS bootable disk.

    ow would one run this tool that you speakf.

    Using Internet Explorer, go here:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    And after rebooting...?

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    Re: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    List of Windows Error Code and Solutions this list contains lot of windows error codes and how to resolve them.

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    MookBallz Guest
    I had all these problems: Windows Auto Update wouldn't enable in Services
    (Start>Run>services.msc>Ok), and wasn't able to download them straight from
    Microsoft.com. I eventually discovered that I had a Trojan Horse called Vundo
    on my machine.
    I was referred to MalwareBytes.org and downloaded MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
    program. It scanned my machine and found things that McAfee and other
    Registry cleaners couldn't....to include Vundo. I had it remove Vundo and the
    others, reboot my machine, and was able to turn on Auto Updates with no
    issues. Whew! I highly suggest this program. I tried all the other stuff
    that I read on this forum and others, to include Windows Defender, deleting
    all the WU*.dll file in the System32 folder in Safe Mode, running several
    Registry cleaners, etc. A simple download of MalwareBytes took care of it.

    I got this direct from the Windows Update site:

    The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running:

    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your computer)
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) (helps updates download more quickly and without problems if the download process is interrupted)
    Event Log (keeps a record of updating activities to help with troubleshooting, if needed)
    To make sure these services are running:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type services.msc and then click OK.
    3. In the list of services, double-click on Automatic Updates and then click Properties.
    4. In the Startup type list, select Automatic and click Apply.
    5. Verify that the Service status is started, if the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
    6. In the list of services, double-click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and then click Properties.
    7. In the Startup type list, select Manual and click Apply.
    8. Verify that the Service status is started, If the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
    9. In the list of services, double-click on Event Log and then click Properties.
    10. In the Startup type list, select Automatic and click Apply.
    11. Verify that the Service status is started, If the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
    If this does not resolve the problem you may request help from one of the following resources.

    This fixed my issues with it... try it out...

    After completing the steps, yes, reboot. Upon rebooting, you will notice your Windows Update should kick in (or you can start it manually: Start -> Programs -> Windows Update). Then start your Windows Defender and check for updates, you'll notice it go through with no problem. I'm completely caught up with my updates... these steps helped out a lot.

    After completing the steps, yes, reboot. Upon rebooting, you will notice your Windows Update should kick in (or you can start it manually: Start -> Programs -> Windows Update). Then start your Windows Defender and check for updates, you'll notice it go through with no problem. I'm completely caught up with my updates... these steps helped out a lot.

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    skaizun Guest

    Re: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    FWIW, I'm a computer programmer with over 30 years of experience as
    software engineer, and over a decade of a sideline business installin
    and fixing computers for home and small businesses.

    For the record, I can't believe that someone in this thread actuall
    suggested reformatting the hard drive. People like that should be kicke
    out of websites, like this one, for either naively giving bad advice o
    purposely acting like a trollish hacker/spammer/etc.

    Now, onto the problem at hand: I had the same "x80070422" -(which, fo
    those not in the "know" is actually a hexadecimal number, which, IMHO
    should never be displayed to users; instead, a simple English line o
    link should be given)- problem with Defender on my Vista machine, thoug
    only well after a year since I bought the computer, and only a mont
    since its last update -(I don't believe in wasting computer processin
    time and power by updating every nanosecond). -I tried the Help'
    "Repair.bat" suggestion to no avail -(surprise, surprise!). -Befor
    rebooting, I decided to see if there was a virus on my system, so I ra
    a quick anti-virus scan on my drives, then ran Defender. After Defende
    completed, and while the A/V was still running, I tried to updat
    Defender, and, lo and behold, it worked! My guess is that there's
    timing glitch or physical lock, either or both of which need to b
    cleared, simply by running Defender, normally.

    I know it has been a long time since the problem was first entered int
    this forum, and, hopefully, the person who initiated it has solved it o
    his/her own, but I also hope this will help anyone who searches the ne
    with the same problem, as I had

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    MowGreen Guest

    Re: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    80070422 ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED
    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because
    it has no enabled devices associated with it.

    " Before rebooting, I decided to see if there was a virus on my system,
    so I ran a quick anti-virus scan on my drives, then ran Defender. After
    Defender completed, and while the A/V was still running, I tried to
    update Defender, and, lo and behold, it worked! My guess is that there's
    a timing glitch or physical lock, either or both of which need to be
    cleared, simply by running Defender, normally. "

    Running Defender as in scanning with it or attempting to update it from
    within it's GUI ? Perhaps the installed AV was locking a Service that
    Defender needs to update it's definitions because the AV contains an
    antispyware component ?

    And yes, showing Users hexadecimal messages is rather useless without
    presenting methods and/or links for resolving said messages.

  8. #8
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    You know you're up against a brick wall whenever you read that in a
    newsgroup or forum!

    One would think that someone with such experience would know to:

    1. Begin one's own, new thread about one's problem & computer instead of
    hijacking someone else's thread; and...
    2. State one's full Windows version in one's post.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Error message when you try to install updates by using the Windows Update
    Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site: "0x80070422"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958043

    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    [Ignore the APPLIES TO section if Win7; Access KB971058 via Internet
    Explorer (32-bit) only; Run the Fix It in DEFAULT and AGGRESSIVE modes, then
    reboot]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

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    Re: Error codes 0x80070422 from Windows Defender???

    u got that error because the service is disabled turn it to automatic delayed and click apply then start button will activate then click start and again apply if it does not reverts back u almost solved the problem just go to windows defender or security essentials simply update u will succeed if it reverts than there should be some virus infection effecting your operating system in order to solve that problem i suggest u to reinstall your windows be sure source dvd isn't infected before installation...hope that will work..

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