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Windows Security Centre Service Can't Be Started

    Question

  • I have managed to repair the PC with the "Fix It" to the point where it now has & will download updates!

    However an issue still remains that I hope you have another "Fix It" for!

    If I go to the Action Centre. (Control Panel - System Security - Action Centre )

    Windows Security is giving me a Red Flag!

    If I click on the "Turn on now" I get a "Windows Security Centre Service Can't Be Started"

     

    Any Thoughts!!

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:31 PM

Answers

  • Gday Niki!

    You hit it on the head!

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc

    The "wscsvc" was missing out of that registry so the download has installed that & all is well.

    THANKYOU!!!!

    Regds Scott

    • Marked as answer by Fuzzybear164 Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:24 AM
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 11:14 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    First, let's disable all Security Software and Firewall to check the result. If the issue persists, let's start the service manually.

     

    Check Security Center service

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    1. Click Start, type Services.msc in Start Search bar, and then press Enter.

    2. In the right pane, double-click Security Center.

    3. In the Startup type list, click Automatic, click Apply, click Start, and then click OK.

    4. Restart the computer.

     

    If any error message is received, please let me know what exactly it is.

     

    In addition, please also refer to the following post to scan the malware.

     

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistasecurity/thread/ba80504b-61f1-4d71-960f-b561798b7b42

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Regards,

    Niki


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    Friday, January 14, 2011 8:53 AM
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  • Thanks for the reply.

    I installed Uniblue Malware and it picked out several malware issues.

    I typed in Services.msc in the Start Search bar & it took me to a pane with "services".

    When I clicked on the Services Icon it took me to another Services page. I scrolled down & I can find "Security Accounts Manager"

    but no "Security Centre"????????

    Advice????

    Regards Fuzzybear

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 12:42 PM
  • Hi Fuzzybear,

     

    Would you please let me know what edition of Windows 7 is running?

     

    The issue can be caused by malware destruction. Please open the CMD with Administrator privileges, copy and paste the following commands.

     

    sc create wscsvc type= share start= delayed-auto error= normal binPath=
    "C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted" depend=
    RpcSs/WinMgmt obj= "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService" DisplayName= "Security Center"

     

    Note: You can copy these command, right click the CMD window and choose paste.

     

    After that, please go to services Windows to check if Security Center starts properly.

     

    Regards,

    Niki


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    Monday, January 17, 2011 10:07 AM
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  • Thanks for the effort Niki.

    The OS is Win 7 home premium.

    I tried the CMD & paste but unfortunately it was a no go. There was a whole lot of jargon about unrecognised commands & open SCmanager Failed 5:

    Rgds Fuzzy

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:04 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Would you please let me know if you opened the CMD with Administrator Privileges? If not, you don't have the permission to run the command.

     

    Please click Start button -> type CMD -> right click CMD in the list -> choose Run as Administrator. After that, please copy and paste the command again to test the issue.

     

    If the error persists, please go to http://cid-9fb18a384ebfc662.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Documents/wscsvc.zip to download the registry (Note: it is a 32-bit OS). Before importing it, please refer to the following article to backup to the registry.

     

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

     

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]

     

    Regards,

    Niki


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    Friday, January 21, 2011 8:51 AM
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  • Hi Niki.

    Sorry to say even with Admin Privileges it still does not  fix the issue.

    I also forgot to mention my pc is set up as 64bit. Sorry!

    Regards Fuzzybear.

    Friday, January 21, 2011 11:38 AM
  • Hi  Fuzzybear,

     

    Here is the registry for 64-bit OS. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

     

    http://cid-9fb18a384ebfc662.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Documents/wscsvc%5E564%5E6.zip

     

    Please import it and let me know the result.

     

    Regards,

    Niki


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    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:17 AM
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  • Gday Niki!

    You hit it on the head!

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc

    The "wscsvc" was missing out of that registry so the download has installed that & all is well.

    THANKYOU!!!!

    Regds Scott

    • Marked as answer by Fuzzybear164 Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:24 AM
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 11:14 PM
  • I did this but nothing happened, i still can't find the security centre service in services.

    I have win7 homepremium 32bit

    Sunday, April 17, 2011 4:08 PM
  • There is one kb article 2519899 published for this issue, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2519899 , hope it helps.
    Monday, May 16, 2011 9:27 AM
  • hi

    I Have the same problem with my security center and also my windows defender it cant turn on too and it just flash on my screen for a second .2 days ago i was infected with trojan but my anti virus detected it and removed it.I use kaspersky  version 11.0.1.400 and malwarebyte version 1.50.1.1100. but now whenIi scan they report nothing and everything seems fine. I did all the above to fix my problem but nothings happend and still security center goes off after a few second .My os is w7 home 64 bit. I run SFC scan too but it shoes nothing. plssss help me I really don't know what to do and action control center keeps alert me.
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:20 AM
  • I have the same problem bro. :(

     

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 9:37 AM
  • What is this?

    Please can you explain in simple words how do I turn on windows security centre service?

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 9:38 AM
  • i want you to learn me how can i enable my security service center on windows 7 64 bit
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Check Security Center service
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    1. Click Start, type Services.msc in Start Search bar, and then press Enter.
    2. In the right pane, double-click Security Center.
    3. In the Startup type list, click Automatic, click Apply, click Start, and then click OK.

    L.S

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:30 AM
  • Hello there, I have the same problem, though I'm running'32-bit OS Windows Vista Home Basic', are you able to help me too? ^.^ 
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:21 PM
  • Thank you so much for this solution @Niki Han.

    I've been reading/researching to solve this problem for the past 4 hours. Carefully read tens of websites. (am a unix sys admin but don't know much about Windows) Your solution fixed it.

    I wrote a whole blog about it:

    http://xahlee.org/mswin/Microsoft_Windows_update_fail_KB2691905.html

    do you mind if i mirror your registry file? Also, if you have a blog/site/homepage i'd be more than happy to link to.

    also, am wondering if you wouldn't mind explain a bit about what's the registry key that causes the Windows Security Centre Service not showing up in the Services panel.

    Thanks a lot!

    Xah Lee ( xah@xahlee.org )

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 10:03 AM
  • Hi - I used the simple step by step instructions below to fix the problem quickly:

    Windows Security Centre can't start

    I hope this helps the less techy to fix it themselves.

    viva la information

    • Proposed as answer by TheXternal Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:42 AM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:41 AM
  • it worked perfectly in windows 8. Tnx Niki
    Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:34 AM
  • I think the problem with pasting into command prompt is that it seems to paste each line as an individual command, so that might be why the command didn't work.
    Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:44 AM