Question Windows Security Center hardly disabled & refusing to run, not even showing or starting in the tray ?

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I bumped into a problem today, can't seem to solve it. I downloaded some german network monitoring software due to the problems in my internet connectivity on Wi-Fi USB adapter. I get high ping peaks moments etc. After I uninstalled the monitoring tool the Windows Security Center stopped working. When I search for it in Microsoft Windows scheme it isn't even showing the info details like firewall, antivirus Security, protection icons... Like it's gone.

Fortunately I have Avast licensed premium that keeps the same security ON. But it gets on my nerves that the Windows wscsvc (service) stopped working and can't be run again. I searched for some info on registry editor and changed 2 numbers to change on but it's still the same - it shows that it is disabled and I can't set it to delayed start. I tried clicking the remote call service or something like it in other bar options..... whatever. I know it's not big of a deal but it keeps me worried. Not satisfied. If anyone can help please help. If it can be run through cmd prompt?

Thanks in advance.
 
I would give the powershell command a try from list link:
Reinstall Windows Defender/Windows Security - Microsoft Community

microsoft is too polite about their scanner, when they detect that 3rd party softwrare is running it will not run. problem is the 3rd party software often leaves a driver when they uninstall and this prevent the microsoft scanner from running.
you might download microsoft autoruns64 from here:Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs
download it, run it as an admin then find the menu option to hide microsoft entries. Then take a look at the drivers and see if you can identify one that should have been removed. You can delete the entry to keep it from loading.

I have seen several trial versions do this, they uninstall but then block the microsoft scanner from ever running. Forces people to buy a product or not have a scanner. Some of the vendors even require you go to a special location on their website to run the program that removes the last bit of their software. Then claim they are just adding extra security.
 

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It was some Paessler PRTG monitoring software, only working through browser... I couldn't find the remaining driver with the software you provided. But thanks anyway.
Here's how the M. Sec. Center looks like by me: ...marvelous...
 
It was some Paessler PRTG monitoring software, only working through browser... I couldn't find the remaining driver with the software you provided. But thanks anyway.
Here's how the M. Sec. Center looks like by me: ...marvelous...
It was some Paessler PRTG monitoring software, only working through browser... I couldn't find the remaining driver with the software you provided. But thanks anyway.
Here's how the M. Sec. Center looks like by me: ...marvelous...
Uninstall PRTG Products | PRTG Manual (paessler.com)
their un install document indicates you have to manually uninstall a driver after you uninstall their software. not sure if it is your issue.
 
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I would just run autoruns64.exe from microsoft and look for a driver called
Npcap.sys or something like that and delete it. (some type of network packet sniffer)

then google "how to reinstall microsoft defender" and give it a shot . even if it refuses to run it might indicate why.
 
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I would just run autoruns64.exe from microsoft and look for a driver called
Npcap.sys or something like that and delete it. (some type of network packet sniffer)

then google "how to reinstall microsoft defender" and give it a shot . even if it refuses to run it might indicate why.
Thanks this npcap.sys is visible there i'll give it a try! If i solve it i won't reply here anymore!
 

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