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windows security center issue

  1. #11


    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    I guess you can stick with Avast, it's a fine program.

    If the problem still persists with your Firewall, then you can try Windows 8's system refresh option. This will "reinstall" the operating system without affecting your files. It might fix your issues with Action Center.

    I hope the update works though. Make sure to double check the "Additional Updates" section.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit


    zbrufan813,

    Please do the following:
    Go to the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download
    Select the version that applies toyour system: 32-bit or 64-bit
    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double-click the downloaded file to run it.

    When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
    Press the Scan button.

    FRST64 makes a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory from which the tool is run (Desktop).

    Please provide the FRST.txt in your reply. <<---

    The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log: Addition.txt
    Also post the: Addition.txt in your reply. <<---



    Next, download Farbar Service Scanner


    Save to the Desktop
    • Make sure the following options are checked:
      • Internet Services
      • Windows Firewall
      • System Restore
      • Security Center
      • Windows Update
      • Windows Defender

    • Press: Scan
    • FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop.

    Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
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  3. #13


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    It is vital to keep Windows updated.
    Also, I have had experience with Norton and you will do well to stay away from it. Use Defender for Win 8 with the Win firewall, all behind a router. Run MBAM occasionally.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    I tell people that all of the time, and they look at me like I have a growth in the middle of my forehead. Norton is the worse excuse for security in existence. And trying to get rid of it is a total nightmare! RevoUninstaller does a good job of getting the registry entries out.

    But this issue I have with the error code 0x80073b01 is nightmarish as well. I have run safety scanner, malwarebytes, superantispyware, and none of them makes that stupid 'WARNING' go away. Then, when I look in services.msc, I see Defender on. That's what scares me. It seems to indicate that I have some intrusion software somewhere, and not finding it is frustrating.

    This computer isn't "necessary", but it is on my network, and that's what worries me. I have 4 other systems, plus I service others' systems, and connect through my network.

    So, what's the answer to solving this mystery?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
    zbrufan813,

    Please do the following:
    Go to the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download
    Select the version that applies toyour system: 32-bit or 64-bit
    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double-click the downloaded file to run it.

    When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
    Press the Scan button.

    FRST64 makes a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory from which the tool is run (Desktop).

    Please provide the FRST.txt in your reply. <<---

    The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log: Addition.txt
    Also post the: Addition.txt in your reply. <<---



    Next, download Farbar Service Scanner


    Save to the Desktop
    • Make sure the following options are checked:
      • Internet Services
      • Windows Firewall
      • System Restore
      • Security Center
      • Windows Update
      • Windows Defender

    • Press: Scan
    • FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop.

    Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
    I ran the scanner and my report showed nothing. I'll attach the files and maybe you can see something. I can't relate to any of the logs.
    windows security center issue Attached Files
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  6. #16


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Is the action center turned off or the security center?
    If it's the security center, it may have been disabled in the services.
    Check in : run > services.msc and make sure "Security Center" is not set to disabled...

    The default for that is Automatic (delayed start)...
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  7. #17


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    That Security Center is NOT in my list of services. When I read what zbrufan813 wrote, I immediately checked. I was also checking the Defender status, which as I reported, was running.

    I ran the sfc /scannow, and sfc /verifyonly command. The initial scan showed 1 issue. The "verify only" scan showed 1 issue, and fixed it. I restarted my computer, and the red "X" was gone, as well as the flag notification itself. So, I'm assuming that the two "sfc" scans fixed my problem. (I just ran in there to check it today, and yes, it's still showing good). I was going to go on the site and affirm what I did so that, maybe, it would help zbrufan813 too.
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  8. #18


    Run "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt with elevated permissions. I'm thinking your BFE (base filtering engine) component in Win8 may be corrupt...
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  9. #19


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    Ah, I did that..., ran the sfc /scannow from an elevated permission..., as administrator. I ran the verify only at the same elevation. I think my problem is solved from running those two scans. I guess I didn't really make that clear above. Sorry...
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  10. #20


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    OK, now I have ANOTHER issue with this system, and the Windows 8.1 OS. It is, in fact, with Internet Explorer 11. I no longer have the ability to view images, pictures, on any web page. This just happened today. I went to a location as the "On Site" for a cutover from ATT to Charter cable phone/internet. After the techs installed their equipment, II went online with the site's computer ( a Windows XP (!!!) DELL Dimension system) and found that I couldn't pull up images on some sites. So, I connected, wireless, to the network, and logged on. My homepage came up, with no images. I surfed to the sites homepage, and no images. I had no idea what that was all about, so I connected with my smart phone. All images came up. Connected via Ethernet, no images. I left the site with the suggestion to upgrade their system, as XP has died a thousand deaths.

    When I got back home, my curiosity was still peaked, so I powered the laptop back on, went online, and still, no images. I have GOOGLED my brains out and got all of the vanilla fixes in "Internet Options", "Settings", and whatever other generics that MS gives in troubleshooting.

    I am bummed out. What could this be?
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