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What is It?
Windows Security Center Notification - wscntfy.exe

What does it do?
wscntfy.exe - This is a part of windows XP's SP2. This is a little notification that will be in your taskbar and continue to nag you about various security settings like your firewall, automatic updates and virus protection.

If you'd like to get rid of this process you'll want to go into your control panel and then go into the security center. Once in there look along the left bar where you'll see quite a bit of text. At the bottom of this list you'll see where it says change the way security center alerts me. Click on this. Uncheck all three of these settings.

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Virus Precaution:
The original wscntfy.exe from Microsoft gets placed at C:WINDOWSSystem32wscntfy.exe . If you find it anywhere else then you should be suspicious for sure.

You'll want to keep an eye on this google search for any known viruses. At this time I have not found ANY viruses that run themselves using this filename. All of the results currently affect this file in some way, but do not actually run as this filename.

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wscntfy.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

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