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Windows 7: Security Center and Firewall Services are disabled on each boot

02 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64
Security Center and Firewall Services are disabled on each boot

Hi all,

I have this weird issue with my windows 7.

The security centre service and the Windows Firewall are always on disabled status after each boot.
The start-up type is Automatic for both of them but it won't stick after a boot has been placed.

Please help me solve this issue.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #2

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Which security software are you using? Does it have its own built-in firewall like Outpost, Comodo, or others? If yes, it's possible that Firewall has taken over as the default service and has disabled the Windows Firewall and Security Center.

It's also possible that you have damaged or corrupt system files. You could try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And I found this Microsoft forum thread with some additional information.

Windows Firewall Service Doesn't Start On Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64

I've fixed it.

I used Malwarebytes software to catch the culprit. After that I've downloaded a .reg file to fix the registry section of Security Center service.
Now when I set it to Automatic it stays like that after the reboot. Same goes for windows firewall.

The only thing I have now is "A device attached to the system is not functioning. .... ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLI.exe
Error message.
I believe it has to do with combofix but now I don't know what to do with that...
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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