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Win Security Center Service turned off


PeterL1

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I am running Win 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, and have noticed recently that the Security Center Service is not running, when I click the button to turn it on, I get a 'Cannot be started' message. But no explanation as to why, or how to deal with it.

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Jock1e

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Type services into the start bar then click on it when it opens up. Scroll down to security center make sure it is set to automatic and is running.

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PeterL1

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Thanks Jock1e - unfortunately 'security center' is not on the list!

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Jock1e

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It is on my list on W/7 maybe run sfc scannow in command prompt and see if it finds any problems.

Or maybe try windows updates and see if any updates for it.

or system repair in safe mode might help.

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northumbria61

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Have you got SP1 installed? If so then work through some suggestions in this LINK enter link description here

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northumbria61

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thuba8 link doesn't relate to this post.

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Jock1e

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northumbria61

It is spam from thuba8 as far as I know the FE has been informed.

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PeterL1

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Thanks Jock1e, scannow asks for administrator, which I am, how can I tell it?

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Jock1e

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when you get to command prompt right click it and click on run as administrator.

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PeterL1

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Thanks All, problem solved, it was a virus!

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Jock1e

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PeterL1

Thanks for coming back and letting us know how you fixed it.

Maybe have a Look at this,A great buy from Emisoft.

3 user Emisoft Anti Malware

Or the one user for £11.99. A really good security program that gives you full time protection. Some times it pays to have at least one good security program on your computer.

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