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What is wscntfy.exe?

Part of Windows Security Center Notification App by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Security Center Notification application was introduced with Service Pack 2 for Windows XP and alerts you if your Firewall, Automatic Updates, or AntiVirus settings might put your PC at risk.
Description of wscntfy.exe from Microsoft
Windows Security Center can help enhance your computer's security by checking the status of several security essentials on your computer, including firewall settings, Windows automatic updating, anti-malware software settings, Internet security settings, and User Account Control settings. If Windows detects a problem with any of these security essentials (for example, if your antivirus program is out of date), Security Center displays a notification and places a Security Center icon in the noti
(wscntfy.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wscntfy.exe run?

Process - wscntfy.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wscntfy.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the wscntfy.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of wscntfy.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wscntfy.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00013% CPU1299.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     780 KB RAM3.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              26 GDI objects17.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: wscntfy.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Security Center Notification App
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 13.5 KB
Original file name: wscntfy.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011508570%
Privileged CPU: 0.0010209216%
User CPU: 0.00012993547025%
Privileged CPU time: 550792 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 31.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 31.32 MB
Paged memory: 780 KB
Peak paged memory: 784 KB
Paged system memory: 33.99 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.27 KB
Working set memory: 560 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.99 MB
Min working set memory: 20 KB
Private memory: 780 KB
Page faults: 2,434
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 10.18 KB
Total other operations: 304
Total other transfer: 124.42 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 26
USER objects: 12
Handle count average: 60
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: b2718ec9dc738e915d4177498e92bc4d
SHA-1: 09d255d62dcdb9163c97b0da7d9b28d4d10c94e2

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.70853
File packed: No
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