Fixing Windows® Security Center not working issues
Is your Windows Security Center not working properly? Find out the reasons and solutions for it.
Windows operating systems are very popular. The popularity of Windows operating systems can be attributed to the fact that it is simple to use and also that they are very efficient. Windows operating systems come with various default utilities. These utilities are helpful to maintain the system in optimal working condition. Windows Security Center is one such utility. Windows Security Center provides users with the information about the security aspects of the system. Operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 include Windows Security Center. It provides users with information about components such as firewall; Windows automatic update information, antivirus program settings information, Internet security settings and more. Windows Security Center helps users to view the status of the components quickly and if some changes are to be made, such changes can be done easily. Some users may face problem where the Windows Security Center is not working properly. This may happen because of several reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems within the registry and issues with some of the system files of the operating system that are associated with the Windows Security Center.
There are various methods to fix issues related with Windows Security Center. Some of them are:
- Scan and remove threats
- Fix registry errors
- Check system file integrity
Scan and remove threats
Malware applications are known to cause all kind of problems in a computer. Some complex malware have capabilities to disable the Windows Security Center, disabling users to know any security settings. Such problems can be resolved by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program such as Norton AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Antimalware.
Fix registry errors
Windows operating systems have a database of information, known as the registry. Registry contains important information about the working of the system. Since registry entries are created automatically, the tendency of developing errors increases. Errors within the registry can also be responsible for Windows Security Center to not to work. Cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software such as RegCure solves this problem.
If some of the system files essential for the functioning of Windows Security Center gets corrupted or damaged, the Windows Security Center will not work. All Windows users facing such problem are advised to check the integrity of the system files using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt. If any system files are found damaged, then repairing the operating system with default OS repair tool will solve the problem. If some changes to system files have brought up the issue with Windows Security Center, then restoring the system to the previous settings may also solve the issue.
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