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I'm using Win 7 64.

I tried to activate it from "services" but it doesn't work. Also, I scanned my pc with ESET Smart 4 & Super Anti-spyware but nothing was found.

Does anyone know a way to get this to work, besides reinstalling Windows?

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Do you get an error message? Can you do it in safe mode? – soandos Aug 2 '11 at 20:47
Try sfc /scannow – user3463 Aug 2 '11 at 20:52
And – Moab Aug 2 '11 at 23:54
Just to mention; I would advice not to use ESET Smart Security along with Super Anti-spyware as far as they can interfere with each other and you can end up in a dead-race, resulting in unusable system. – laika Oct 23 '12 at 11:56

Might sound silly, but you didn't mention if it's persistent... does it continue after restarting the machine?

Have a read through this Microsoft KB, I'll include the jist of it here.

  1. Click Start, and then type services.msc in the Search box
  2. Under Programs, click Services.
  3. On the right side of the window, locate the Security Center service in the list of services.
  4. Right-click Security Center, and then select Properties.
  5. From the Startup type drop-down list, select Automatic (delayed start).
  6. Under Service Status, click Start.
  7. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Services window.

If you get any error messages, post them up here as they will be key to what the problem is (there is one example of an error message and the fix for it on the linked KB.)

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thanks for answering. but i do "sfc/scannow" but nothing founds. no error code ! as i said i try "services.msc" but it disables again weather i restart the pc or not. – ham Aug 3 '11 at 8:17
thanks for answering.but i do "sfc/scannow" but nothing founds. no error code ! @Moab: i've already check those links. also many win 7 forum on the web & Microsoft supporting page! but doesn't work. as i said i try "services.msc" but it disables again weather i restart the pc or not. – ham Aug 3 '11 at 8:31

Seems symptomatic of a rootkit infection, which are difficult for AV programs to spot.

Try running combofix from and see if it finds anything.

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I also had this problem and finally solved it. I installed AVG internet security and ran a full scan. It detected 3 viruses. After removing that threats Security center service started without stopping.

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