Dealing With Wscntfy.exe Virus Problems

Wscntfy.exe or Windows Security Center Notification App is a Microsoft Windows operating system file that belongs to the Windows Security Center. On your Windows computer, Windows Security Center helps in managing your system’s security settings. To help you protect your PC, Security Center ensures that firewall, automatic updates, and virus protection features are always enabled.

File Information

By default, you will find the wscntfy.exe file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.  The most common file size in Windows XP is 13,824 bytes. You may also find the file in 23,040 and 17,408 byte sizes. Wscntfy.exe is a trustworthy Windows system file that has a visible Window.

Wscntfy.exe Virus Problems

Although wscntfy.exe is a safe file, sometimes malware programs, such as viruses or  Trojan horses may place an infected version of the same file on your computer. Some of the malware programs known to add the infected wxcntfy.exe file to your computer are given below:

Name of the MalwareFile Location
Troj/Banker-FZ%SystemRoot%
Troj/Tanto-H%SystemRoot%
W32/Spelit-A%SystemRoot%System32ws?§ntfy.exe
W32/Agobot-AHT%SystemRoot%System32wcsntfy.exe

You may receive the following error message if there is an infected wscntfy.exe file on your computer.

"Wscntfy.exe tried to access port 3752."

At times, you may also notice files with names similar to wscntfy.exe running on your computer. If you find any such file running on your computer or you receive the error message listed above, it is quietly likely that your PC is infected with a malware. If this happens, then you may perform the following tasks to resolve the issue:

  • First, update your antivirus and antispyware software and then run a full system scan. To ensure that the scan is effective, exit all applications and Windows currently open on your computer. If the scan reports infected files, take appropriate action to get rid of them. Also, to prevent future infections, choose the latest security tools for your PC and choose tools that provide real-time protection. Also, to ensure that your PC is safe and protected against the latest malware at all times, schedule regular full system scans and virus definition updates.
  • Viruses, Trojan horses and spyware are notorious for adding several malicious entries in the Windows registry. This is the reason why to ensure complete removal of these malware programs from your PC, it is essential that you sweep your registry clean to remove all malicious entries from it. You can do this task manually by using the Windows Registry Editor tool that is launched by running the regedit command. However, Registry Editor provides minimal registry maintenance features and even in Windows Vista most of the registry maintenance needs to be done manually. As this is a tedious and complex process, chances of errors are quite high.
  • To workaround this situation, you can seek help of a good registry tool, such as PC Health Boost. The powerful features of PC Health Boost will enable you to clean your registry within minutes. You will also be able to repair any corrupt or damaged registry entries to resolve all computer errors generated by them.