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How to Start/Stop Security Center

Service name: wscsvc

Display name: Security Center


Description:

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include firewall (on/off), antivirus (on/off/out of date), antispyware (on/off/out of date), Windows Update (automatically/manually download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

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Security Center service from Registry Editor

Perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0

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