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Windows Security Service can't be started


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#1 Jeremi1023

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:59 AM

I just went through the process of cleaning out some malware and now I'm just putting things back together. The Action Center indicates that the Service Center service needs to be started. When I click on the link in Action Center, I get a pop-up telling me "Windows Security Service can't be started."

 

My first thought was to open windows services and start Security Center from there as well as check on it's status...Disabled, Manual or Automatic. While viewing windows services, it appears Security Center is not present. I also notice Windows Firewall is not listed as well. So, I'm thinking that some registry keys have been effected some way. Does anyone know how to go about repairing this?



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

You can try running the sfc /scannow command.

 

SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139810-sfc-scannow-run-command-prompt-boot.html

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

 

Windows did not find any integrity violations.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:04 PM

You could try a Win 7 repair.

 

Repair Install - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

 

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