How to Disable or Enable Security Center in Vista
Security Center alerts you when your security software is out of date, turned off, or when your security settings should be strengthened. Security Center monitors the following: Firewall, Automatic updating, Antivirus, Antispyware (EX: Windows Defender), Internet security settings, and UAC (User Account Control).
If you disable the Security Center, then you will not be alerted if something disables one of your security programs.
EXAMPLE: Security Center Disabled
Security Center Alert Warning
1. If you are Disabling the Security Center
NOTE: You will need to do this before you Disable the Security Center in step 7 below
2. If you are Enabling the Security Center
NOTE: You will only be able to do this after you enabled the Security Center in step 8 below
Open the Start Menu.
In the white line (Start Search) area, type services
and press Enter
Click on Continue
in the UAC prompt.
Scroll down and right click on Security Center
and click on Properties
. (See screenshot below)
7. To Disable Security Center
NOTE: Be sure to do step 1 above before you disable the Security Center
A) Click on the Stop button and wait a second for it to stop. (See screenshot below step 9)8. To Enable Security Center
NOTE: Be sure to do step 2 above after enabling the Security Center
B) To the right of Startup type, click on the drop down menu arrowand select Disable. (See screenshot below step 9)
C) Click on the Apply button.
A) To the right of Startup type, click on the drop down menu arrow and select Automatic. (See screenshot below step 9)9.
B) Click on the Apply button.
C) Click on the Start button.
Click on OK
Close Services Window.