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Windows 7: The windows 7 security center can't be started


04 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
The windows 7 security center can't be started

Hey,Im a Rookie to when it comes to using programs to Get rid of certain viruses and programs, But recently i found out my Firewall and security center could not be started, I have used malware bytes, and a few other programs but this has only made it so that the firewall is accesiable now, I Was wondering if anyone could help me to be able to turn on windows Secrity center as it has been off for a while and wondering it has caused any damage. Im using a x64 windows 7 home premium
Im sure this problem happend from torrents or a file I downloaded a long time ago, nothing to do with windows is working, Including windows update.
Thanks
EDIT:Actually windows firewall has now turnd off again, Im also using Bitdeffender as a antivirus
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04 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Lukester,

I've had good results on a friends sons' laptop with Rkill, see this link for info and download Rkill - Repair Tool of the Week - Technibble In my case no anti virus/malware apps would run, ran Rkill and it killed the process stopping those apps from running. I'm certainly no expert but it won't hurt to try it and see if it allows you to start those apps.

Decide on one antivirus and one firewall, usually running more than one of either of those can cause problems.
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04 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try this if Rkill doesn't work.

What is Windows Defender Offline?
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04 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Try this if Rkill doesn't work.

What is Windows Defender Offline?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmmtch View Post
Hi Lukester,

I've had good results on a friends sons' laptop with Rkill, see this link for info and download Rkill - Repair Tool of the Week - Technibble In my case no anti virus/malware apps would run, ran Rkill and it killed the process stopping those apps from running. I'm certainly no expert but it won't hurt to try it and see if it allows you to start those apps.

Decide on one antivirus and one firewall, usually running more than one of either of those can cause problems.
Thank you for the replys,
I downloaded and used rkill, it detected 2 processes that shouldnt be running and shut them off, Then it detected the Security center and 2 other things that where not running and That was it it said afterwards that it had been completed but to my joy there was noting changed on the status of the virus, Although firewall now does work fine,Any other ideas?
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04 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Rkill only stops processes that may be stopping your AV/Malware/security applications from starting. After running Rkill then run Malwarebytes before rebooting, it might find something that could be affecting you computer.

Let me repeat, Rkill only stops the processes preventing security apps from starting, it does not remove anything. This allows you to run any security apps to find if you actually have a virus/malware causing other things not to work, ie: your firewall and security center.
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04 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmmtch View Post
Rkill only stops processes that may be stopping your AV/Malware/security applications from starting. After running Rkill then run Malwarebytes before rebooting, it might find something that could be affecting you computer.

Let me repeat, Rkill only stops the processes preventing security apps from starting, it does not remove anything. This allows you to run any security apps to find if you actually have a virus/malware causing other things not to work, ie: your firewall and security center.
Oh, Sorry I must of misread, But thanks i will now do a Rkill and Scan with maleware bytes And going into safe mode and i will post the results thanks for your help though
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05 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmmtch View Post
Rkill only stops processes that may be stopping your AV/Malware/security applications from starting. After running Rkill then run Malwarebytes before rebooting, it might find something that could be affecting you computer.

Let me repeat, Rkill only stops the processes preventing security apps from starting, it does not remove anything. This allows you to run any security apps to find if you actually have a virus/malware causing other things not to work, ie: your firewall and security center.

I did the scan with both and it detected nothing even on safe mode, security center doesn't seem to be working either again, but windows defender and the firewall i can turn on and it stays on(for a bit) do you have any other ideas or other programs that i could use?
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05 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

You can try using "Microsoft Fix it" and see if that would help,
click on this LINK and follow instructions.
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06 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codekiddy View Post
You can try using "Microsoft Fix it" and see if that would help,
click on this LINK and follow instructions.
Thanks for the help, for some reason now i cant seem to open many programs and when i do it freezes up and wont open unless i log off then it comes up?, any ideas?
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06 Nov 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lukester View Post
Hey,Im a Rookie to when it comes to using programs to Get rid of certain viruses and programs, But recently i found out my Firewall and security center could not be started, I have used malware bytes, and a few other programs but this has only made it so that the firewall is accesiable now, I Was wondering if anyone could help me to be able to turn on windows Secrity center as it has been off for a while and wondering it has caused any damage. Im using a x64 windows 7 home premium
Im sure this problem happend from torrents or a file I downloaded a long time ago, nothing to do with windows is working, Including windows update.
Thanks
EDIT:Actually windows firewall has now turnd off again, Im also using Bitdeffender as a antivirus
.
Hi Lukester,

Could you please try this for me...goto your start, type in services, scroll down to Security Center, double clink on this and make sure your startup type is set to Automatic (Delayed Start)

Reboot...check and see if your Security Center works!
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