Cannot update or save passwords. Can someone help please?

Brand new Windows 7 x64 install. When I go to About > Brave and check for updates I get the following error:

An error occurred while checking for updates: Update check failed to start (error code 3: 0x80004002 – system level).

Version 1.19.88 Chromium: 88.0.4324.96 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling a few times and the same thing keeps happening. It also won’t store passwords or allow me to turn on ads for BAT.

I’m not using a VPN or running any virus software.

Any advice?