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Windows 7: How to handle "The Windows Security Center service can't be started."

28 Jan 2016   #1
yildizabdullah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How to handle "The Windows Security Center service can't be started."

I continuously receive the following message within the Action Center:

Turn on Windows Security Center service (Important)

When I click on this message I get the error "The Windows Security Center service can't be started."

I am trying to apply the solution at the link support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2510301

However the Security Center service is not in the Services list.




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28 Jan 2016   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you clicked on 'open Action Center'? (the flag on the task bar that has the warning)

If you have, what are your "Security" settings showing?
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29 Jan 2016   #3
yildizabdullah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I get the following error when I click on the message in the Action Center:

How to handle "The Windows Security Center service can't be started."-capture_2.png

Here is what Services shows in my computer.

How to handle "The Windows Security Center service can't be started."-capture.png


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30 Jan 2016   #4
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yildizabdullah View Post
I get the following error when I click on the message in the Action Center:

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Here is what Services shows in my computer.

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Have you scanned for viruses. I once (a year ago) had an infection that disables all security things so i used avast rescue disk to scan and remove it, then i was able to enable them again
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30 Jan 2016   #5
yildizabdullah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes I have. No viruses were detected.

I use Comodo Antivirus.

Here is CBS.log after running
Code:
sfc /scannow
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File Type: log CBS.log (1.50 MB, 3 views)
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21 Feb 2016   #6
yildizabdullah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Finally I found a solution to my problem.

I applied a registry fix to enable the missing Security Center service again.

Click here for details.
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