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The error code 0x80040204 appears if your computer is infected with a potentially unwanted program or virus. Pop-up windows are often triggered by underlined keywords on the website you are visiting. The pop-up window 0x80040204 could offer a social engineering scam such as a Flash Player update, a browser update, or a transfer to a fraudulent phone support scam to repair your computer.
Since these popups are so random, it is difficult to say which popup may appear on your computer, as mentioned above, these popups are based on keywords found on the content of the website you are visiting.
Pop-up advertising “Dll register server failed error code 0x80040204” is caused by an adware program that is distributed on different monetization platforms during installation. This adware is usually added when you install other free software (video recording, download manager or PDF creator) that includes this adware in its installation.
These “Dll Register Server failed error code 0x80040204” are designed to scare you and make you believe that your computer is infected, so you call the number indicated in the false security alert. Once you call the number, the seller will try to convince you that your computer has a problem and that you should sign a support contract to solve it. This is a complete scam and you should not buy any of the numbers listed in the alerts.
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To delete the error code 0x80040204 Fake Alert (step-by-step instructions)
The following guide is a complete step-by-step guide to help you remove a false alarm from your computer. In addition, the following steps will help you uninstall potentially unwanted software such as adware and toolbars that could infect your PC. Please follow the instructions step by step. If you need help or have any questions, feel free to ask us for help here or send us a comment below.
Close the popup window of the error code 0x80040204.
If the pop-up window with warnings remains displayed in your browser and it seems impossible to close the warnings you need for this optional step. After completing this step, please proceed to step 1 to start deleting the adware that causes the error code 0x80040204 in the pop-up window.
- Start the Windows Task Manager with CTRL+ALT+ENTF for Windows 7 or CTRL+Shift+ESC for Windows 8.
- It is also possible to open the taskbar with a right click and select the Task Manager from the menu.
- Select the browser you are using from the list, right-click it and choose Exit task. It is also possible to use the Finish Task button at the bottom of the window.
If you rename this user account (that you use to connect to the CRM) as a guest, for example, and then rename it as the original user account (name that you want to use) after you register it, and try to connect, I hope it doesn’t return an error or exception.
Use the CA_GetAutomationErrorString function to convert the error code returned by the ActiveX Library functions in the result parameter into significant error messages. You can then use CA_DisplayErrorInfo to display the description of an error code.
Your computer must now be free of the false warning “Error code 0x80040204”.
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