Annoying Antivirus Message Removal Walkthrough on how to delete the message
Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:22 AM
I will instruct you on how to remove message and icon.
Firstly we need to know what process causes the annoying spam on our desktop. So open task manager (CTRL+ALT+DELETE or Start > Run > taskmgr).
Now look for the process, named wscntfy.exe
Even try and end it.
However it automatically starts again.
Try deleting the file through explorer.exe or cmd.exe, but its also permission denied.
Now go to Start > Run > C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
Open Services in that directory and look for Security Center.
Now stop the service.
Take a look in task manager, it's gone! Take a look in our task bar, it's gone! But that is not the end.
Delete the wscntfy.exe from system32.
At this current time the only way to hide the message, is to keep the security center stopped.
Hope this helped someone.
Replies To: Annoying Antivirus Message Removal
Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:13 PM
Faster. Simpler. Less mess then screwing with Window's internal guts.
This post has been edited by hotsnoj: 06 January 2006 - 03:14 PM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:45 PM
It is to avoid to run the virus after boot. I've been doing this with my own virus as my test since new viruses can never be detected by any anti-virus software out there.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:52 PM
Once a program is an binary executable, it is no longer code. Could be Visual Basic, C, C++, Assembly, doesn't matter. The language is irrelevant once it's made into a binary executable. I have written applications in assembler that do, or do not use the Windows Registry. The registry is a tool, & is independent of any language. It has it's own purpose & usage with the Windows OS.