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Windows Security Centre

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#1 angelP


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:09 PM

I have recently had trouble with Malware but all has been cleaned in the Malware and Hijack this thread. The member there suggested I post this problem here.

I use Windows XP-Pro

My security Centre becomes disabled when i reboot. The Malware expert in the other thread told me to do the following:
"Start > Run > (type) "services.msc" without quotation marks and hit OK.
In "Services" scroll down and right-click on "Security Center" and click "Properties" in the 'Startup Type Menu' drop down box make sure it says "Automatic" click OK and then click "Restart" (it's in Blue letters) and OK again. "

I've done that a few times...but everytime i reboot..it becomes disabled again.

I've just re-downloaded spybot and on it's first scan it found the following:

Problem:Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCentre_disabled (SBI $2E20C9A9]Settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Services\wscsvc[is not]W=2

ANy suggestions???

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#2 ucanfixit


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:35 PM

I'm guessing your Security Center has been hijacked so follow these procedures to submit an HJT log for analysis:

Edited by ucanfixit, 03 March 2008 - 09:42 PM.

#3 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:44 AM

Hi angelP,

Have you tried opening your control panel > Security Center and seeing what it looks like? I mean does it say that the firewall is off or that your Virus protection is off?

Have you tried Start> Run> msconfig> Enter > then look under the Services Tab > scroll almost all of the way to the bottom where you will find Security Center and see if it's box has been un-checked?

SpyBot Search & Destroy also has a spot where it might have been turned off from too. >>SpyBot > Tools > System Startup and see if you find any mention of it there... I didn't in mine but you never know.

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