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Cant start windows security service

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro 64 bit

    Cant start windows security service


    Yesterday I had to reset to default settings after my computer had a nervous breakdown. I re installed windows 8 and everything seemed fine. I have now noticed that windows security centre will not start.

    When i go to action centre and try to start it i get message saying security centre cannot be started, thats it nothing else.

    If I try to turn on firewall i get a message saying "Windows firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070422. It did work before and I have no 3rd party security software installed.

    My system is dual boot with win 7 which is operating fine. Any help appreciated.

    Cheers

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  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro 64 bit


    Ok, just ran malwarebytes scan and it found 2 files as follows:

    2 x trjan.Agent.Gen
    C:\users\Paul\AppData\Local\Temp\Svchost.exe

    I have tried deleting them using malwarebytes and manually but when i restart the computer they are back.

    Really dont want to do another complete reset if possible but may have too.

    HELP.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro 64 bit


    OK it gets better, also affecting windows 7. BRILLIANT.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cant start windows security service
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