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How to Start/Stop Security Center service

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include firewall (on/off), antivirus (on/off/out of date), antispyware (on/off/out of date), Windows Update (automatically/manually download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 Action Center (AC) UI uses the
service to provide systray alerts and a graphical view of the security health states in the AC 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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Security Center service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Security Center service:

net start wscsvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Security Center service:

net stop wscsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


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

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


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

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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