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Security Center service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
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  The health settings include firewall (on/off), antivirus (on/off/out of date), antispyware (on/off/out
of date), Windows Update (automatically/manually download and install updates), User Account Control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
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Security Center from Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Locate Security Center observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you cannot Start/Stop but you can change the Startup type of Security Center.

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc and
locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Security Center from Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
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:

net start wscsvc

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

To Stop Security Center:

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
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Security Center from Command
Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Security Center service from starting with the operating system
using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Write msconfig and press Enter
Up Back
   
   
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Security Center.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.