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    How to Disable or Enable Security Center in Vista
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    How to Disable or Enable Security Center in Vista

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    Security Center alerts you when your security software is out of date, turned off, or when your security settings should be strengthened.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).
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    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-disabled.jpg





    STEP ONE

    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.
    A) Turn off the Security Center alert warning notification.

    B) Go to STEP TWO 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.
    A) Turn on the Security Center alert warning notification if you want to.

    B) Continue to STEP TWO.





    STEP TWO

    Through Services

    3. Open the Start Menu.

    4. In the white line (Start Search) area, type services and press Enter.

    5. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    6. Scroll down and right click on Security Center and click on Properties. (See screenshot below)
    Security Center-services.jpg
    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)

    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.
    8. To Enable Security Center
    NOTE: Be sure to do step 2 above after enabling the Security Center.
    A) To the right of Startup type, click on the drop down menu arrow and select Automatic. (See screenshot below step 9)

    B) Click on the Apply button.

    C) Click on the Start button.
    9. Click on OK.
    Security Center-service-properties.jpg
    10. Close Services Window.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Security Center

    With my computer I go to services and it has security accounts manager but does not have Security Center under it so how can I get that to show up so I can turn security center back on.

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    Re: Security Center

    Hi JamieMyHaven,

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you do not have the Security Center service listed, then you do have a problem. Did you install some other security program by chance? EX: Live Onecare

    You can run a sfc /scannow command to see if it may fix the problem.

    How to Repair and Verify the Integrity of Vista System Files with System File Checker


    If that does not work, then run a Repair install.

    How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista

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    Re: Security Center

    I am just doing the sfc/scannow and yes I had installed live one care. I have a norton 360 disc here do you think that is a better program. Also I think it is a virus that is doing this because I have had the shutdown removed,task manager and regedit.exe but I have fixed them up now it had happened with my previous vista installation but I did a clean install hopefully sfc/scannow can fix the problem and thanks for your help anyway

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    Re: Security Center

    I would not use Norton with Vista. It has caused problems for a lot of people.

    I think that Live OneCare may the one that removed it.

    You did a clean install and the Security Center service is not there?

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    Re: Security Center

    nah I had done a clean install just on the Saturday because I was setting up dual boot and I had security center running perfectly now the only thing that shows up under security center is the security center is turned off and the button to turn it on but it says its disabled when i press it, just yesterday I started getting a few problems happening. would u be able to recommend any better antivirus to use besides live one care. I will see scannow if it has fixed the problem I just have to reboot so I will be back in a few mins

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    Re: Security Center

    I use the free Avast antivirus program and have not had any problems with it yet.

    http://avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html


    If Live OneCare is still installed, then I think it will need to be uninstalled first.

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    Re: Security Center

    If I do a install from the vista disc the one that keeps your files does that mean everything in the registry, such as games or programs would have to be reregistered and would it probably fix this problem

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    Re: Security Center

    Yeah I cant get the Avast program I am over my download limit and it says it will take 2 hrs which the connection will probably drop out anyway. So how do you think I can get security center working again, if i uninstall live onecare I don't think that will put Security center properties back in so what can u suggest I do now

    Because if I install the vista option which keeps your files I will ahev to re register the programs won't I ?

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    Re: Security Center

    I would try uninstalling the Live OneCare first to see if that will return the Security Center service in Services. It will save you a lot of time if it does. You can always reinstall it.

    Using the Repair install option will repair your Vista installation without losing your files, settings, and programs. Just backup anything you do not want to lose, like Favorites and email messages, just in case something goes wrong. I do not know if you will need to re-register the programs or not afterwards. If so, it should not take long to do.

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