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Windows 7: Can't turn on Windows Security Center Service


25 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
Can't turn on Windows Security Center Service

I have a problem with my WSCS, when I tried to turn it on, "The windows security center services can't be started" always appearing. I've tried to enable it with "services.msc", but I can't find "security center" like in the image below.



Can somebody help me please? I can't use Windows Update if I'm not turn WSCS on.

*That image is not from my own laptop.


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26 Jan 2011   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote:
but I can't find "security center" like in the image below.
You mean the service isn't listed under services.msc ?

Anyways, Please download and run this tool.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
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26 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 enterprise x32
 
 

mate,i had the same problem,you should download malwarebytes and hitman pro and run full scans,delete anything that they find and then reboot your machine.hope it helps
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27 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Quote:
but I can't find "security center" like in the image below.
You mean the service isn't listed under services.msc ?

Anyways, Please download and run this tool.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nedalalex View Post
mate,i had the same problem,you should download malwarebytes and hitman pro and run full scans,delete anything that they find and then reboot your machine.hope it helps
Thanks for advices friends, I'll try it soon. Cheers
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27 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

It's not working guys, I've already run and scan everything, but it still doesn't work, "Service Center" still not listed under services.msc. What should I do now?
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27 Jan 2011   #6

windows 7 enterprise x32
 
 

did u reboot?
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27 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Do you have a Security Suite installed like Norton or McAfee? These may disable Windows Security Center to avoid conflicts. Try uninstalling them, if they are uninstalled.

If that doesnt help, run a sfc scan 3-4 times, then check whether security center is restored in services.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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27 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nedalalex View Post
did u reboot?
Yap, already.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Do you have a Security Suite installed like Norton or McAfee? These may disable Windows Security Center to avoid conflicts. Try uninstalling them, if they are uninstalled.

If that doesnt help, run a sfc scan 3-4 times, then check whether security center is restored in services.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Umm, nope, I use Bitdefender, it has no problem until 2 days ago. Should I do that 3-4 times? Okay, I'll try now.
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27 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Still not working guys, still not listed Is there any other way?
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27 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well couple of things you can do. Try uninstalling bitdefender. If that doesnt work, a repair install seems to be the only way out.

Repair Install
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