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