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WTF "Security Center" service has gone missing ...

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    blowdart

    So I went to capture some more cardspace stuff and lo, I can't get into the Security Centre because the service is not started.

    Except the service is gone! What on earth would cause that?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    blowdart wrote:
    So I went to capture some more cardspace stuff and lo, I can't get into the Security Centre because the service is not started.

    Except the service is gone! What on earth would cause that?


    Virus/worm/other malware?

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    blowdart

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:So I went to capture some more cardspace stuff and lo, I can't get into the Security Centre because the service is not started.

    Except the service is gone! What on earth would cause that?


    Virus/worm/other malware?


    Doubtful, not on this machine anyway.

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    Jack Cade

    Service is gone.
    Definitely no Virii.

    - Have you alt-tabbed to Linux in VPC?

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    blowdart

    Jack Cade wrote:
    Service is gone.
    Definitely no Virii.

    - Have you alt-tabbed to Linux in VPC?


    Tongue Out

    I'm leaning towards some monthly patch having eaten it. googling around shows it to be quite common.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Here's a reg file which should restore the security center (from http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/33/1/), provided you're on XP Service Pack 2:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc]
    "Type"=dword:00000020
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
    "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
      6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
    "DisplayName"="Security Center"
    "DependOnService"=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,\
      6d,00,67,00,6d,00,74,00,00,00,00,00
    "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
    "Description"="Monitors system security settings and configurations."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Parameters]
    "ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,59,00,53,00,54,00,45,00,4d,00,52,00,4f,00,4f,\
      00,54,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
      77,00,73,00,63,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Enum]
    "0"="Root\\LEGACY_WSCSVC\\0000"
    "Count"=dword:00000001
    "NextInstance"=dword:00000001

     

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