Easy Fix for Windows Error Code 0x80508023

When we use anti – virus/spyware/malware software in our system to protect it from external threats, we tend to forget to keep it updated with all the latest security protocols that are used by the software to identify the new threats. What happens? Is this – that the software recognizes it as a threat but fails to adhere the problem properly and we get Windows Error Code 0x80508023. Resulting, the harmful threat not being removed and it stays in the system but the software displays that it has removed the threat.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Windows Error Code 0x80508023 arises due to the problem of the anti-virus/spyware/malware, not being able to detect the Trojan DOS or Alureon.J. It is because the software to detect this threat is not strong and advanced enough to detect these new upcoming ones. This error displays the following message,

“The program could not find the malware and other potentially unwanted software on this computer. (Error Code-0x80508023)”.

You could look to use Advanced System Repair Tool, alternatively if you are not that much tech savvy. It would save you from the pressure and tension of getting it all wrong.

Symptoms –

  • If you are getting this message then your system is already infested by the Trojan DOS or Alureon.J.
  • This could be confirmed if you look for this in your system MSE in C/winsodws1/system32/dhcpcsv.dll.
  • You would be unable to delete it manually. It would ask for Administrator’s right to delete quarantine items.
  • You might also receive fake alerts about it through emails, pop-ups etc.
  • It randomly directs you to malicious sites other than your homepage.

Causes –

  • It adds a bunch of malcodes to Windows registry and modifies important system files without your permission.
  • It takes up plenty of network and storage spaces, making your system slower with lesser space.
  • It ruins your rule for installation of software and keeps on adding spam software to installation exceptions created.
  • It could lead to a major hack of your personal secure data. As mostly it uses signature imprint to do so.

Solution (Manual) –

You can try uninstalling the software that is generating the error code. Most of the time, it is the browser add-ons that are affected.

  1. For this go to “Control Panel”, then “Programs” and select the affected software to uninstall. If it is an add-on the selectively, also remove it from your browser association under “Manage Add-Ons”. Also, try restoring your system as follows,
  2. Go to the “Start” and then click the “All Programs” button.
  3. Go to “Accessories” in “Accessories”.
  4. Find and click the button called “System Restore” in “System Tools.
  5. Select “Restore to an earlier point” and then “Next”.
  6. Here, you will see a calendar of your restore points that you might have created previously or system generated restore point. Anyway select one and click “Next”.

Also, you can try editing the registry. Open Registry Editor (Press Win key and R key together, type regedit in the Run Box, and then hit Enter) >look for registry entries related to Error Code: 0x80508023 and delete them manually.

With the no. steps mentioned you can clearly make out that these are not sure sought methods for Windows Error Code 0x80508023. Therefore, it is best recommended for you to use Advanced System Repair Tool as it would save you the time and the hassle of editing the registry because it is the one task that could not be reversed if done wrongly.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Advanced System Repair Tool cleans all your Windows Registry file errors, ejects out of your system all active viruses, spyware and malware. It deletes privacy files that contain confidential information. Terminates unnecessary processes and startup items. Also, finds software that is needed to open certain files to fix you problem.


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