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How to Start/Stop Security Center

Service name: wscsvc

Display name: Security Center


The WSCSVC (Windows Security Center) service monitors and reports security health settings on the computer.  The health settings
include firewall (on/off), antivirus (on/off/out of date), antispyware (on/off/out of date), Windows Update (automatically/manually download
and install updates), User Account Control (on/off), and Internet settings (recommended/not recommended). The service provides COM
APIs for independent software vendors to register and record the state of their products to the Security Center service.  The Security and Maintenance UI uses the
service to provide systray alerts and a graphical view of the security health states in the Security and Maintenance control panel.  Network Access Protection (NAP)
uses the service to report the security health states of clients to the NAP Network Policy Server to make network quarantine decisions.  The service also has a
public API that allows external consumers to programmatically retrieve the aggregated security health state of the system.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Security Center service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Security Center service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart