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Windows 7: "The Windows Security Center service can't be started" (again)


07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
"The Windows Security Center service can't be started" (again)

I get an Action Center flag telling me to turn on WSC service, but when I try it tells me that it can't be started. I know -- this is a common issue, but I haven't found any threads that solve the problem for me.

I'm running Windows 7 home premium 32bit. It's a new install on a new hard drive (but everything else in the machine is older than 6 months).

As far as I know, the problem started when I got rid of AVG and installed ESET smart security 4 (free trial). My first guess was that ESET disabled Windows security so there wouldn't be any conflicts, but windows doesn't seem to recognise ESET in the security center in the same way it recognised AVG. It's as if Windows security knows ESET is there and won't turn on, but doesn't want to admit it in public.

Most of the threads I've seen treat this as a malware issue, so here's what I've tried so far:

ESET scan (found nothing)

Malwarebytes scan (found nothing)

Advanced System Care 4 malware scan and deep registry scan (found a cookie!)

Windows defender scan (found nothing)

sfc /scannow (found nothing)

None of this fixed the problem. I've also checked that Windows firewall and WMI are running and are set to "automatic" in services. I get a strong feeling that this isn't malware related. I think it's far more likely that it's the result of ESET not being installed/configured properly, or of me fixing things until they break in an attempt to optimise the system.

Sorry for the apparent thread repetition, but I haven't been able to find anything that works. Any pointers gratefully received.

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07 Sep 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Just passing by..... & I'm curious.

Did you use the appropriate AVG Remover Tool to remove their program from your computer?

AVG - Download tools and utilities
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07 Sep 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

As JMH pointed out ... make sure you've used the AVG uninstaller/removal tool.
Then right click on ESET.exe (in your downoads folder) to run as Administrator.
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07 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Problem solved The cause? Me being a moron. There's an option in Advanced System Care 4 that disables Windows security centre. It was disabled there. <sigh>

Thanks for looking in, though. And I'll check out the AVG utility to make sure it's all gone.

Keep up the good work! :-)
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07 Sep 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi aardvark2012, welcome to 7F!

There is no reason to degrade yourself, we have all been there at one time or another.

But, Please remember:
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If your problem is solved please use the Mark this thread as solved link at the top of your thread.
It is helpful to others that are looking for answers.

And, If you feel JMH, and Jacee have helped you, do not forget to rep them.
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08 Sep 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aardvark2012 View Post
Problem solved The cause? Me being a moron. There's an option in Advanced System Care 4 that disables Windows security centre. It was disabled there. <sigh>

Thanks for looking in, though. And I'll check out the AVG utility to make sure it's all gone.

Keep up the good work! :-)
Thanks for reporting back with the good news.
Should you require any help in the future you know where to find us.
Safe surfing
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