Finding the solution for Windows Error Code 0x80244019 is only another click away. Read the following article on solving Windows Error Code 0x80244019 in order to finally get rid of it.
The error code message appears when you try to access Windows Updates from the Microsoft site and the server you are using requires authentication. You also receive the error message when attempting to download updates for Windows Defender.
What the experts recommended
The error is caused by response problems with the server when it requires authentication for access. The Windows Update service authenticates to a proxy server with null credentials where the domain and user name are not present during authentication. If the server does not permit access with null credentials this could cause problems with downloading updates and thus the reason for the error message. The other problem could be your actual network connection.
If you cannot open any web page in your browser this is a sign of a connectivity problem to the Internet which is necessary for accessing updates. Your network connection may have missing information in which case it may be necessary to reconfigure your router. If you are sure you have the correct cabling to your PC then follow the manufacturer’s instructions for reconfiguring the router and also test your firewall which may be blocking the connection. You can do this by temporarily disabling the firewall and then try to establish Internet connectivity. If you establish a connection you may have to uninstall and then reinstall the firewall.
The other problem could be a DNSChanger Trojan which you can check by choosing the Search box in Windows Vista and then typing CMD into the box and pressing the Enter key. Once the Command Prompt box appears type in IPCONFIG/ALL and press the Enter key again. Locate the section that contains information on your Internet connection and then locate the DNS server information and check the DNS numbers. If the numbers resemble: 188.8.131.52 and other number that are numerically close to this your PC is likely infected with the DNSChanger Trojan. To remove it you can deploy a reputable malware removal program and then completely clean the registry with a reliable registry cleaner.
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