The security center service can't be started

migs

Member
Hi, I have the same problem with Security Center, (THE SECURITY CENTER SERVICE CAN'T BE STARTED) but with the difference that "Security Center" does not appear neither on Services nor on msconfig, so I can't make it "Automatic" or "check box" on msconfig... Any other solution?
I appreciate
Thanks

Note: although Security Services appear on msconfig under "Tools" (
C:\Windows\System32\wscui.cpl) it does nothing when launched but back to the same message
 
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  • Manufacturer/Model
    sony vaio
    CPU
    2.00 ghz
    Memory
    4gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"

Allan D

Vista Guru
Hello Migs,

Please refer to the article on Error message: “Security Center service can't be started” which might help is fixing the issue.

**NOTE: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article that pertains to your version of Windows:

(Windows 7) Back up the registry
(Windows Vista) Back up the registry

Hope this helps!​
 

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cottonball

Power User
migs,

If:
..."Security Center" does not appear...on Services...

Did you have malware/virus on the computer?
In any event, let's take a look at what is going on with your system...

Please download RogueKiller:
Tlcharger RogueKiller (Site Officiel)

When you get to the website, go to where it says:
(Download link) Lien de téléchargement:

Select the version that applies to your system, Vista home premium 32-bit: the one without x64
Click the dark-blue button that applies to download.

Save to the Desktop

Close all windows and browsers
Right-click RogueKiller and select 'Run as Administrator'

Press: SCAN

A report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt

Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.

(Please do not delete anything!)


Also, download Farbar Service Scanner

Save to the Desktop

  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • Press: Scan
  • FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop.
Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
 
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migs

Member
migs,

If:

Did you have malware/virus on the computer?
In any event, let's take a look at what is going on with your system...

Please download RogueKiller:
Tlcharger RogueKiller (Site Officiel)

When you get to the website, go to where it says:
(Download link) Lien de téléchargement:

Select the version that applies to your system, Vista home premium 32-bit: the one without x64
Click the dark-blue button that applies to download.

Save to the Desktop

Close all windows and browsers
Right-click RogueKiller and select 'Run as Administrator'

Press: SCAN

A report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt

Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.

(Please do not delete anything!)


Also, download Farbar Service Scanner

Save to the Desktop

  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • Press: Scan
  • FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop.
Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
----------------------------------------------------------
Hello,
I followed your instructions and this are the resaults attached:
I apreciate your guidance
Best regards
 
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  • Manufacturer/Model
    sony vaio
    CPU
    2.00 ghz
    Memory
    4gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"

migs

Member
migs,

For some reason, the attachments are not visible. :huh:

Those reports are not that long. Please post them in your reply.
---------------------------
I see, I'll try again, but I will copy and paste too

RKreport
RogueKiller V8.5.2 [Feb 23 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : RogueKiller - Geeks to Go Forums
Website : Download RogueKiller (Official website)
Blog : tigzy-RK
Operating System : Windows Vista (6.0.6002 Service Pack 2) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : MA [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 02/28/2013 00:44:59
| ARK || FAK || MBR |
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 0 ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 21 ¤¤¤
[RUN][HJNAME] HKLM\[...]\Run : services (C:\Windows\System32\service\services.exe) [-] -> FOUND
[SHELL][HJNAME] HKCU\[...]\Winlogon : Shell (Explorer.exe, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\services.exe) [x] -> FOUND
[SHELL][HJNAME] HKUS\S-1-5-21-916480305-4116812250-1633305016-1002[...]\Winlogon : Shell (Explorer.exe, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\services.exe) [x] -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\Acha.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\AmyMastura.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\BabyRina.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\cscript.exe : Debugger (rundll32.exe) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\csrsz.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\lsasc.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\registry.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\SMSSS.exe : Debugger (cmd.exe /c del) -> FOUND
[IFEO] HKLM\[...]\wscript.exe : Debugger (rundll32.exe) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\System : EnableLUA (0) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\Security Center : AntiVirusDisableNotify (1) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\Security Center : FirewallDisableNotify (1) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\Security Center : UpdatesDisableNotify (1) -> FOUND
[HJ SMENU] HKCU\[...]\Advanced : Start_ShowPrinters (0) -> FOUND
[HJ SMENU] HKCU\[...]\Advanced : Start_ShowRun (0) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK] HKCU\[...]\ClassicStartMenu : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND
¤¤¤ Particular Files / Folders: ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ Driver : [LOADED] ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ HOSTS File: ¤¤¤
--> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

¤¤¤ MBR Check: ¤¤¤
+++++ PhysicalDrive0: TOSHIBA MK1637GSX +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] b739d36b56c616b76179169ecf90415f
[BSP] 72792323cfdb9207152184d81c488be0 : Windows Vista MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [XXXXXX] ACER (0x27) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 7737 Mo
1 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 15847424 | Size: 144888 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!
+++++ PhysicalDrive1: ST9250410AS +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 056071b24f7a67e0fc429ce4ab4e6818
[BSP] a5f700b9f108fb7c4b640dfc5601ee5c : MBR Code unknown
Partition table:
0 - [XXXXXX] EXTEN-LBA (0x0f) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 16065 | Size: 238464 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!
Finished : << RKreport[1]_S_02282013_02d0044.txt >>
RKreport[1]_S_02282013_02d0044.txt

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FSS.txt


Farbar Service Scanner Version: 20-02-2013
Ran by MA (administrator) on 28-02-2013 at 00:50:41
Running from "D:\Internet\SoftwareDownLoad\WindowsVista-Security Sevice Center Can't be Started"
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium Service Pack 2 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************
Internet Services:
============
Connection Status:
==============
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo IP is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.

Windows Firewall:
=============
Firewall Disabled Policy:
==================

System Restore:
============
System Restore Disabled Policy:
========================

Security Center:
============
wscsvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of wscsvc service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of wscsvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of wscsvc service is OK.
Checking LEGACY_wscsvc: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open LEGACY_wscsvc\0000 registry key. The key does not exist.

Windows Update:
============
Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
============================

Windows Defender:
==============
WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of WinDefend service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of WinDefend service is OK.
The ServiceDll of WinDefend service is OK.

Windows Defender Disabled Policy:
==========================
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
"DisableAntiSpyware"=DWORD:1

Other Services:
==============

File Check:
========
C:\Windows\system32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\mpssvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\bfe.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\SDRSVC.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\es.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\ipnathlp.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\iphlpsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit

**** End of log ****
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    sony vaio
    CPU
    2.00 ghz
    Memory
    4gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
there's been something goofy about attachements for the last week, as you have found out. Select Edit, to edit your post. Click on the paper clip and your attachment should be listed. Click on the attachment and then save your edit. The attachment should display.

i assume you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed since Windows Defender is disabled.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

migs

Member
there's been something goofy about attachements for the last week, as you have found out. Select Edit, to edit your post. Click on the paper clip and your attachment should be listed. Click on the attachment and then save your edit. The attachment should display.

i assume you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed since Windows Defender is disabled.

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Still doesn't show attachement :,-(
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    sony vaio
    CPU
    2.00 ghz
    Memory
    4gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I sent a query to the website folks on this issue.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

cottonball

Power User
migs,

Please run RogueKiller once again:
Close all windows and browsers.
Right-click RogueKiller and select: Run as Administrator

Wait until the Prescan finishes
The Status box shows: PreScan Finished

Press: Scan

When done, on the right, click: Delete

Wait until the Status box shows: Deleting Finished

Click on Report and provide the content of the new Rkreport (Mode: Remove) in your reply.

Restart the computer.

~~~~
Next, please download the Windows Repair:
http://www.tweaking.com/files/setups/tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio_setup.exe
Save to the Desktop

Right-click the downloaded file and select: Run as Administrator
Follow the prompts to install...

At the program's console:

Go to the Start Repairs tab

Press: Start

When asked to create a Restore Point or backup the Registry, select: Yes
On the next prompt, only press: Backup
When done, exit the tool.


Next please press the Windows key, and the R key, both at the same time.
In the Run prompt, type: regedit32
Click: OK

Navigate to the following Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root

Do this by clicking the > to the left of each of the following:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> SYSTE
> CurrentControlSet
> Enum
Under Enum, go to: Root

Right-Click Root and select: Permissions...
Click: Advanced (bottom right)

In the next prompt, select the Owner tab

Under Owner tab, select/highlight the entry starting with you user name. Example: Cottonball(Cottonball-PC\Cottonball)
Place a check mark next to: Replace owner on subcontainers and objects (bottom left)
Click Apply and OK.

Under Security type, while Everyone is selected, place a check in the box under Allow next to Full Control.
Click Apply and OK.


Now, download Vista.zip:
Registry network keys - Smartest Computing
Save to the Desktop

Right-click and extract the file.

Inside the folder created, look for, and double-click: legacy_wscsvc.reg
Confirm the prompt to Merge to the Registry.


Please go back to the the Registry key again (above).

While Everyone is selected, remove check mark in the box under Allow, and close the Registry.


Now, please open Notepad (Press the'Windows key and the R key simultaneously)
In the Open area, type: notepad

Copy and paste the text inside the code box below to Notepad

Code:
@echo off
net start WSCsvc

In Notepad, go to File > Save As
Save the file to the Desktop
Save the file as: startsvc.bat
In Save type as, select: All files

Now, right-click on startsvc.bat
Select: Run As Administrator
A black Command prompt window appears momentarily, then it is done.

Restart the computer.

Last, go back to: Farbar Service Scanner
Double-click to run it, and check all the options.
Press Scan
When done, please post the new FSS.txt in your reply.
 

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