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The Security Center service stops automatically and switches from Start (automatic) to Disabled.

The computer (Windows 7 64 bit) is running Norman Anti Virus. What could be causing this?


Norman found a possible virus. I uploaded the file to which reported the following virus names in the file:

  • eorezo
  • Win32:Diller-DK
  • Trojan.PWS.Panda.2256
  • Win32/Kryptik.AAKJ

So i think this problem is virus related

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  1. Click start > type Services.msc then hit enter.
  2. Services Console will appear.
  3. Find Security Center Service on the right details pane > right click it choose properties >
  4. Security Center Properties should appear > on the General Tab

    set start-up type to automatic (Delayed start)

  5. On service Status Stop and then Start.

    If this does not works & error still continues then there are more chances that your system is infected

    Also take a look at this question

    Windows Security Center Service can't be started

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Thanks. The service automatically stops after one minute, and some virusscanners report a virus on the computer – jao May 18 '12 at 11:52
@jao - Anti-virus being disabled on its own is nearly always a sign of malware. – Ramhound May 18 '12 at 13:22
You are welcome Jao :) If viruses are tough to remove you should do Safe Mode scan (safe mode with networking.use F8 right before Windows starts to load ) to completely get rid off viruses.The benefit is that some processes and services are not loaded in Safe Mode so there is less chance that malware can load and interfere with the process. See more info here – Kunal Shivalkar May 18 '12 at 19:11

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