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. 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.