Home Forums Windows Help Win Security Center Service turned off Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Win Security Center Service turned off PeterL1 12:45 31 Dec 2012 Locked I am running Win 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, and have noticed recently that the Security Center Service is not running, when I click the button to turn it on, I get a 'Cannot be started' message. But no explanation as to why, or how to deal with it. PeterL1 13:45 31 Dec 2012 Thanks Jock1e - unfortunately 'security center' is not on the list! northumbria61 20:40 31 Dec 2012 Have you got SP1 installed? If so then work through some suggestions in this LINK enter link description here northumbria61 12:04 01 Jan 2013 thuba8 link doesn't relate to this post. PeterL1 13:32 01 Jan 2013 Thanks Jock1e, scannow asks for administrator, which I am, how can I tell it? PeterL1 12:43 14 Jan 2013 Thanks All, problem solved, it was a virus! This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.