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How to remove an ccApp error


CcApp.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ccApp.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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CcApp.exe file information

The process known as Symantec User Session or Common Client User Session or Common Client CC App or Symantec Common Client User Session or System Process

belongs to software Client and Host Security Platform or Symantec Security Technologies or Common Client or Symantec AntiVirus or Norton AntiVirus (version 2003) or Norton Personal Firewall or ccCommon or Norton Internet Security

by Symantec (www.symantec.com).

Description: ccApp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" - mostly C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 53,408 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 115,816 bytes and 73 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ccapp.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. CcApp.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with ccApp.exe, you can remove the entire program Norton AntiVirus using Windows Control Panel, contact Symantec Customer Service or verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify ccApp.exe related errors .

If ccApp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 16,896 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 71,304 bytes or 48,752 bytes. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The ccApp.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet.

If ccApp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 66,656 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The program is not visible. The ccApp.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file.

If ccApp.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 16,896 bytes.

If ccApp.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 53,408 bytes.

If ccApp.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 111,616 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "ccApp" must run at start up. Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003. Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without this

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ccApp.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ccApp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Blazes along consuming 99% of CPU until I re-start my laptop which is a 2005 era VAIO running Windows98 and..... Norton Anti-virus.
  RM  
Running an old system with xp and with Norton anti-virus 2005. From Task manager: CPU usage is at 100%. CCAPP is using all available memory. Browsers are useless. After reading around (on another machine), I decided to uninstall Norton. When I did this, I was able to do a normal shutdown, and when I restarted CCAPP was gone, and the system was really fast - even the browsers.
  SteveH  
I removed Symantec/ Norton antiirus software from my laptop because it was hogging huge amounts of cpu time. Now on startup I get ccApp.exe could not be found. System runs far better without the AV software and I don't care at all whether ccApp can be found or not!!!
  Robert Colson  
Not dangerous, just a resource HOG
  David  
It's part of Symantec-Norton. I uninstalled the Norton but it's still there and every time I shut down, it wastes time.
  I.O.  
slows my PC to almost a stand still. its awful.
  NortonSucks  
Open "Symantec Client Firewall" -- Status and Settings -- Turn Ad Blocking OFF (ON turns ccApp.exe on and hogs CPU)
  Ajax  
It's Symantec/Norton garbage, get rid of it and use a REAL AV/security program! The detection rate for symantec products is relatively crappy, the bug rate is incredible. Some version don't even add properly when showing the download size for various updates. Suggest Avira, Eset, or Avast. But before you do that go get the Norton Removal tool to get rid of the Norton junk that norton can't uninstall!!
  MrPicky   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ccApp.exe: based on 473 votes with 9 reviews.
177 users think ccApp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 37 users think it's probably harmless. 130 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 72 users suspect danger. 57 users think ccApp.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 65 users don't grade ccApp.exe ("not sure about it").


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