I recently had a run in with the Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 Malware and now I have a red x in my status bar tray, clicking it shows the Action Center saying "The Windows Security Center Service can't be started". After Googling for hours all that I was able to find about this was to press Windows Key + R, type in "services.msc", look for "Security Center" in the list, and set it's Startup Type to "Automatic (Delayed)".
My problem is that there is NO Security Center in my list of services to even SET to Automatic (Delayed). It's completely missing from the list! I have also seen them say to type "sfc /scannow" in a command prompt with elevated administration privileges to run the system file checker, but that just said "did not find any integrity violations". So i came here under recommendation of a high level tech geek at my work. I hope you can help!