"SCNotification.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "SCNotification.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "SCNotification.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "SCNotification.exe" process?

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A

"SCNotification.exe" process is part of the "SMS Agent Host" service, provides change and configuration services for computer management systems. It actually acts as the agent for Systems Management Server to push out patches and keeps your software updated to your computer.

"SCNotification.exe" process is created by "CcmExec.exe".

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "SCNotification.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name          PID   Memory   Description

SCNotification.exe  5468  4,200 K  

Additional information about "SCNotification.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\CCM\SCNotification.exe
   
Started by: CcmExec.exe

Files used:
C:\Windows\CCM
C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\SCNotify_ENTERPRISE@fyicenter_1.log
C:\Windows\CCM\SCClient.Pages.dll
C:\Windows\CCM\SCClient.Pages.dll
C:\Windows\CCM\SCClient.common.dll
C:\Windows\CCM\SCClient.data.dll
C:\Windows\CCM\SCNotification.exe
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol126.dat
   
Registry keys: 
HKCU\Software\Classes
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9

"SCNotification.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "SCNotification.exe" process or its parent process "CcmExec.exe", if you don't want it to interrupt you working on the computer, because it uses lots of CPU resources when it runs. You can restart it later, when your computer is free to let it receive updates and patches from Microsoft.

 

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