I suspect that my wscntfy.exe and wuauclt.exe have either been corrupted or ifected with a virus. I have been working on fixing this on/off for a week and found no solution
My problem is wscntfy.exe is spamming me with pop up messages in the lower right corner tool bar "Your computer might be at risk Automatic Updates are turned off click this bubble to fix this problem" every time I go to task manager and try to end wscntfy.exe another shield icon apears and tells me the same thing as the other if I try to end both I get a third shield and message. I did a search on mycomputer and found two copies of wscntfy.exe in my system 32 folder. I deleated them but after I did four more copies apeard a few seconds later. I immiedetley saw red flags and yanked my internet. I did multiple scans with: Spybot Search and destroy, ad-aware se, and e-z antivirus, all came up clean.
ever sense wscntfy.exe started giving me problems I noticed multiple copies of svchost.exe running in the background and my computer has slowed down.
I'll write down a list of running tasks and and my xp version when i get home and post them tomorrow (i'm using a public library computer)