Security Center won't turn on

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Brickner, Feb 12, 2007.

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    Brickner Guest

    I did a clean instal of Vista Ultimate, everyhting was running great. The
    security center informend me I did not have antivirus software on my system
    and suggested a few that were Vista compatible. I have used symantic
    antivirus in the past so I picked up the latest norton antivirus 2007 and
    installed it. It never worked, and I kept getting an error saying it could
    not migrate virus definitions and vista was not compatible. So i unistalled
    with Norton removal tool. During the instal of norton antivirus and
    afterword, I have not been able to turn the windows security system on. When
    I try, it just says "the secuirty Center cannot be started".

    Any suggestions?
    Brickner, Feb 12, 2007
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    Dan Guest

    I have the same issue on my computer too, although I installed Windows Live
    OneCare. I have a firewall and antispam etc through that program so do I
    still need my Windows firewall turned on too? Do I even need to use the
    Security Center? I am confused about this issue.
    Dan, Feb 12, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    There are two questions in this thread:

    1. Help! I uninstalled Symantec's security suite and now I can't run Windows
    Security Center.
    This *should* not be happening with Vista. There are protections against
    third-party vendors turning off Security Center. It is certainly possible to
    turn them off, but that should be considered a hostile action. That's not at
    all to say that Symantec wouldn't do so.

    I _believe_ the reason you are having this problem is a flawed uninstaller
    in Symantec's AV suite. Most likely they leave the Windows Security Center
    service disabled after they uninstall. You need to re-enable the service for
    Windows Security Center. This KB article tells you how to do it on XP: The instructions are very similar for
    Vista, but you can type services.msc in the search dialog on the start menu
    instead of in the Run menu.

    2. I have OneCare. Do I still need the Windows Firewall?
    No. In fact, you can't use it. OneCare comes with its own firewall.

    I find the fact that OneCare comes with its own firewall confusing and a
    poor use of resources. The built-in firewall is better, less intrusive, and
    faster. It would be nice if Microsoft were to finally stop building the same
    functionality in three different places just because they have the people to
    do it.
    Jesper, Feb 12, 2007
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    Brickner Guest

    Thanks for the advise. It sounds like it may work, I will give it a shot
    during my lunch break, and will post my results.

    Thanks for the help
    Brickner, Feb 12, 2007
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    navilyninc Guest

    Another thing, you could do a restore to before you installed Norton
    navilyninc, Feb 12, 2007
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    Dan Guest

    That worked! Thanks for the post. I do not get the message anymore. So...I
    have all of my Windows protection and am going through One Care. You say the
    Windows firewall is better though? Without OneCare or Symantec etc you would
    have no antivirus or antispyware protection, right?
    Dan, Feb 13, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Can you say "silo"?

    There seems to be little co-ordination between groups inside of Microsoft to
    determine where best to apply resources. Some groups seem eager to add
    features to justify their continued existence, without a clear and concise
    vision of where they are taking the product. Others have the vision, but
    don't appear to get the manpower needed to achieve it.

    Guest, Feb 24, 2007
  8. I tried that run services.msc it crashd my computer /and my system restore
    dont work either. I tried to down grade back to xp but it crashes before the
    install loads windows. Am open to suggestions
    F### Microsoft, Feb 26, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Err how does your post relate to the other two?
    Gordon, Feb 28, 2009
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    sarcru Guest

    hi i have a vista as well with the same props. with four hours of surfing i
    found this ppl . use this link
    funny realy this works and it turns back on in your security center , as i
    was the first day it was turn on. i have seen other reply,s i dont think it
    will work for xp , sorry ppl.
    sarcru, Mar 26, 2009
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    m.chapman17 Guest

    my security wont let me turn on and i dont know what to do help
    m.chapman17, Apr 16, 2009
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    sarcru Guest

    brickener try this it does work .....
    Click Start, click Run, type Services.msc, and then click OK.
    In the right pane, double-click Security Center.
    In the Startup type list, click Automatic, click Apply, click Start, and
    then click OK.
    Restart the computer.
    sarcru, Apr 16, 2009
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