windows security centre

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by mossy, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. mossy

    mossy Guest

    some time ago i noticed iam unable to turn my windows security centre on.
    in the security centre window it has a turn on button but when i select this
    a message says your windows security service cannot be turned on
    what doi need to do?
    mossy, Mar 1, 2009
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  2. mossy

    Malke Guest

    What operating system? What security programs do you have installed? Many
    programs such as Norton and McAfee have their own Security Console that
    will disable the built-in Windows Security Center.

    Fill in the missing details so we can help you.

    The First Question Of Troubleshooting: If the problem is new, what changed
    between the time things worked and the time they didn't?

    The Second Question of Windows Troubleshooting: what is the malware/virus
    status of the machine? If you think it is clean, what programs (and
    versions) did you use to determine this?

    Be sure the computer is clean:

    Malke, Mar 1, 2009
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  3. There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
    hijackware infection.

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:

    2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):

    3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
    logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware

    **Seek expert assistance in,,, or other appropriate forums.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:

    Support for Windows Update:

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
    security updates.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 2, 2009
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