Security Center

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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Security Center alerts you when your security software is out of date, turned off, or when your security settings should be strengthened. This will show you how to enable or disable the Security Center.
How to Disable or Enable Security Center in Vista

information   Information
Security Center alerts you when your security software is out of date, turned off, or when your security settings should be strengthened.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).
warning   Warning
If you disable the Security Center, then you will not be alerted if something disables one of your security programs.

EXAMPLE: Security Center Disabled
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)​
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.​
Service Properties.jpg

10. Close Services Window.​
That's it,
Shawn



 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello John, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore (at boot if needed) using a restore point dated before you had this issue may be able to undo and fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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JohnClaude

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I badly need your help. The Security Center service is disabled and can't be enabled. In addition most services are disabled and I can only boot in safe mode. Have tried msconfig and enabled Security center and other services but it won't start. Whenever I click on 'start', it says SC can't start in safe mode. Symantec endpoint protection, IObit and Spybot can't find any virus or malware. I would greatly appreciate your help!


Thanks so much Swan.
Actually, I can't restore as the button is gray. Most Services are still disabled. What7s worse is that my PC (running Vista Ultimate) came without an installation DVD and I have no idea how to fix this problem.
I'm currently running Windows Malicious removal tool and it's near completion but it's showing o threat detection.
Also, could my PC be attacked?
Thanks.
 

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Brink

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mvp
John,

You could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to create a Vista Recovery Disc to be able to boot from and use to do a system restore at boot with. If you are unable to create the disc on your computer, you can create it on another computer and use it on yours.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Brink

Staff member
mvp
That's great news John. Thank you for posting back with your results. :party:
 

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System One System Two

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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