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What is wscntfy.exe? Windows Security Center?

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:      http://support.microsoft.com/?id=883792
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: wscntfy.exe is part of the Windows Security Center, introduced in XP Service Pack 2. Displays a tray icon indicating the status of updates, virus protection, and firewall.

wscntfy.exe is required by third-party software or hardware and should not disabled.


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wscntfy.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 2.60%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 1 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
wscntfy.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xf92e1076c42fcd6db3d72d8cfe9816d5 3/21/2019 12:27:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
2 Status 0x49911dd39e023bb6c45e4e436cfbd297 2/26/2019 11:11:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB
3 Status 0xcc07da5a1cb214addfa50b2fa6935f18 4/28/2018 3:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
4 Status 0xb2718ec9dc738e915d4177498e92bc4d 6/5/2017 10:55:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
5 Status 0x3dbe0d011e911aadfb6ed17edc525066 11/28/2016 6:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
6 Status 0x6f1e5dba783b147536659395d7b15485 11/16/2016 11:46:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
7 Status 0xe24c4fb3fdc13a4beb290d2ab96ab981 7/19/2016 9:02:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
8 Status 0xedafbe25fb6480ce68f688ba691890dc 4/6/2016 5:58:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
9 Status 0xfff0ff9678b1cd5b2b95c1503ab29fbc 10/28/2015 9:03:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
10 Status 0x02da31ab433a6c1110a736c85701deca 10/15/2015 6:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
11 Status 0x465f33ec8a47541c3e9acd43a5f004f0 9/16/2015 3:19:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
12 Status 0xfc4844e89ed0cfaa8ce3dfc4030f65a7 6/14/2015 7:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
13 Status 0x9edf54ce47bba3e96a8c23253006d183 2/7/2015 1:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
14 Status 0x5a111f03324e50e0123591f5b4d7bc5d 2/5/2015 9:02:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
15 Status 0x8558905ba81f6efaaf9667139bb117dd 1/12/2015 6:12:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB
16 Status 0xd6381a7c1704be7a8fd5efdfd9f1463b 9/16/2014 6:07:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB
17 Status 0xede207e8ffbcb3909c078dcb60e29044 8/21/2014 3:38:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB
18 Status 0xe232f864890986c1673d62194297340e 8/25/2012 11:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 40 KB
19 Status 0xe9eeb38b858b637f4f8fa3401f325dc5 2/7/2012 3:24:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.3244 (xpsp.071030-1534) Windows Security Center 13 KB
20 Status 0x692414395a8ee4f4871aba6a68e996a4 2/6/2012 2:33:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
21 Status 0x6931b3b2e9add1ceaeff480e7fff0194 2/2/2012 2:10:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
22 Status 0x20a4c1db78ef641efd9f59b3d4ec3e8d 1/29/2012 11:13:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Security Center 13 KB
23 Status 0x7d3e0beb62799112f5c9ff717d72bf29 1/22/2012 2:47:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB
24 Status 0x25dc003c667f8f204f3447ac736cd30c 1/21/2012 11:18:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB
25 Status 0x1905812ab06a70ff21907faa10c927d6 1/15/2012 6:41:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Windows Security Center 13 KB


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