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Wscntfys.exe Virus?

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#1 splackavellie_ca


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:02 PM

recently i was going through my processes because my PC was running sluggish and this was running i looked it up wscntfy.exe on here and it said it was a virus..however i ran 2 virus scans as well as the one on trendmicro for free and none of them detected it...how do i go about removing this??i ended the process but it pops back up and starts running again.

Edited by splackavellie_ca, 27 November 2005 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 12:24 AM

Time to run HJT and POST the log. Remeber not to modify the log. Modifing a HJT log without knowing what you are doing could damage your system to the point you will have to reinstall your OS.
Read all of the Pinned Topics in the HJT Forum before doing anything.
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#3 stidyup


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Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:53 AM


"wscntfy.exe" is the Windows Security Center, introduced in Service Pack 2. It displays a tray icon indicating the status of updates, virus protection, and firewall.

wscntfy.exe can be disabled by going in to "Services" and disabling Security Center (not recommented).

Note: The wscntfy.exe file is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. In other cases, wscntfy.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager.

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log to the HJT Forum.

How to submit a hijackthis log

Download Hijackthis

Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.zip remember to extract the contents of the zip file into the same folder as Sysclean.com


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KASFX which is powered by the Kaspersky AV engine, you will need internet access to update it. If you haven't got net access in safe mode, update it before you use it.

If your good with the command line also try Sophos Command Line scanner this command will scan all of your hdd's SAV32CLI.EXE -F -di -remove -dn -mbr -all -zip -p=avscanlog.txt and give you a log file to review afterwards.

Also try installing and running A2 Free and Ewido

I'd also run Spybot(Spybot Tutorial) and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt" If your using Win9x just run it from safe mode the command line options aren't needed..

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix

Scan suspect files at jotti and Virus Total which use multiple AV scan engines.

Edited by stidyup, 28 November 2005 - 03:54 AM.

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