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Windows Defender Security Center Service - Windows 10 Service

Windows Defender Security Center Service handles unified device protection and health information.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Defender Security Center Service
Service name:SecurityHealthService
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\SecurityHealthService.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Defender Security Center Service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of SecurityHealthService.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If Windows Defender Security Center Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SecurityHealthService service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Defender Security Center Service is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Defender Security Center Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsDefenderSecurityCenterServiceWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the SecurityHealthService.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.