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Windows 7: Windows cannot start the security centre service

12 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7
Windows cannot start the security centre service

I am unable to start the security centre service. It gives me an error message:
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
I suspect some malware as it has disabled all services. Now I am not able to connect with Internet and do the scan. Please help

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12 Aug 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums Rmalik. This does have all the earmarks of an infection. You might see if you can put Windows Defender Off line on a USB or CD using a friends PC, and run a scan with it.

Windows Defender Offline

The following dependencies are required for the Security Center Service:

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All should be set to Automatic and Started.

But you need to scan as there is something that has affected services.

A Guy

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13 Aug 2012   #3

32 bit

You're infected by zero access
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13 Aug 2012   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

You might want to add TDSSKiller to the list of tools to scan with. Although it's can't fix everything, it is one of the better rootkit scanners out there now & scans for hidden partitions, usually created by rootkits.

Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
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