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What does the wscntfy.exe file do?

The wscntfy.exe process is also known as Windows Security Center Notification App or, as the case may be, LMS and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, LMS. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, {C015033D-5528-4F9F-B678-CC2D3726B284. An obsolete or defective version of wscntfy.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about wscntfy.exe wscntfy.exe

wscntfy.exe is a Windows system file. Wscntfy.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 13,824 bytes (98% of all these files), 23,040 bytes, 33,792 bytes, 40,960 bytes or, as the case may be, 19,968 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The Windows operating system requires this file. The application is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 1% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

wscntfy.exe is a system file used by Microsoft Windows, and appears in Windows Task Manager as a process named "wscntfy.exe." However, some viruses or Trojans use the same file name in order to remain undetected (e.g. Trojan.Generic.7042835 (recognized by BitDefender), as well as MSIL:Inject-BJ [Trj] (recognized by Avast)).
To be really safe, you should scan your computer with two different anti-virus engines. You can use a free Anti-Malware scanner for this purpose.

Objectionable files with the same file name have the following characteristics:

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves wscntfy.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about wscntfy?

Since I installed the WindowsServicePak 2 I am constantly annoyed with alerts. All of my firewall and Anti-Virus programs are all up to date. So far it is just bothersome.
Elizabeth
Windows Security Center, introduced in Service Pack 2
jacabnan
I'm constantly having to close and reopen an "unresponsive" browser. (further information...)

Summary: 97 users judge wscntfy.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 12 users consider it harmless. However, 17 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 31 users have already deleted wscntfy.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program or LMS

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To remove wscntfy.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program or LMS in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if wscntfy.exe (wscntfy.exe) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of wscntfy.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for wscntfy.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or wscntfy.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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