Windows 7 Security Service Center Remains Disabled


  • My system tray keeps showing me the flagged message "Turn on Windows Security Center service (Important)" but when I click, it says "The Windows Security Center service can't be started."

    Then, I found some suggestion about starting the services.msc - by clicking on properties, choosing automatic and then clicking start, but  the security center (under services) reverts back to "disabled" & "can't be started".

    I'm running Windows 7, Ad-aware, Malwarebytes & Avg free.  I had a "redirect" virus which would redirect any search i made with any browser & search engines but Malwarebytes healed & removed that.  All other scans have come back clean.

    Any help will be greatfully appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:32 PM


  • Hi,


    After checking this issue, please take the following steps to troubleshoot:


    1.    I doubt that the issue just occurred recently, try to perform System Restore to get back to a previous time which Windows 7 worked fine.

    2.    I notice that you are running three anti-virus programs on a same computer, it is recommended to reserve one anti-virus application on a computer, please choose one of the three anti-virus applications, and then check the result.

    3.    Check if the file wscui.cpl is in Windows\system32 folder. If so, double click to run system center; if the file is missing, please copy this file from another Windows 7.


    Hope it helps.


    Alex Zhao

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    Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:19 PM