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Windows 7: Cannot start Windows Security Center Services. Error 5 access denied

15 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 
Cannot start Windows Security Center Services. Error 5 access denied

I had trouble updating the MSE definitions a couple of days ago and I tried everything to get it to update, something about no connection. I gave up and uninstalled MSE completely using Revo. From Microsoft's web site, I downloaded and installed the newest version of MSE and the definitions updated just fine. Finally, the action center red flag is gone. However, a couple of days later, an alert comes back. This time, it's notifying me that Windows Security Center Service is turned off. With the Action Center open, I clicked "turn on now" but nothing happens, Security Center remains off.
I go to Run-services.msc and scroll down to Security Center and double click on it. Service status says "stopped". I click start and get the message, "Windows could not start the Security Center Service on local computer. Error 5: Access is denied.
This is all done from an administrator account.
Why wasn't I able to update MSE definitions and why, after a reinstall of a perfectly working MSE, am I now unable to turn on Security Center Services?

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15 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may have an infection. Download and run this online scanner. ESET Online Virus Scanner | ESET
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15 Sep 2012   #3

32 bit
 
 

Along with ESET log

Download and run OTL

Download http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click on OTL.exe to run it.
  • Under Output, ensure that Minimal Output is selected.
  • Under Extra Registry section, select Use SafeList.
  • Click the Scan All Users checkbox.
  • Click on Run Scan at the top left hand corner.
  • When done, two Notepad files will open.
    • OTL.txt <-- Will be opened and the that I need posted back here
    • Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized - save this one on your desktop in case I ask for it later
  • Please post the contents of OTL.txt in your next reply.
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16 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Thanks Britton, so far it seems to have worked. I ran a full MSE scan and it found nothing. Also ran a full MBAM scan and found nothing. The ESET scan found one item, some kind of tool bar add on. After cleaning and rebooting, all seems well, for now. Thanks again.
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16 Sep 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Great news! Glad it helped you.
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