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"The Windows Security Center service can't be started"

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#1 MarkM59


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

I'm getting the message that I posted in the title. I downloaded a program from the Microsoft website but the problem was not fixed, which is not uncommon from what I have read. It appears that I have some Malware or something wrong with the registry.


I have run full scans with Norton Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes, and  OTL.I just downloaded AdwCleaner and completed a scan and reboot. I started to run Combofix following the instructions given to other users. It continuously said "Access is Denied" after every action so I closed the program. From what I read, Combofix can screw things up if you are not careful. I did turn the anti-virus off when I first ran Combofix. 



Any help would be appreciated. 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

You must run combofix as admin (Right click-> Run as Administrator)

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

If you run ComboFix that log MUST be posted here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs  in a new topic.
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No DDS, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum.
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