What is ccEvtMgr.exe?

The genuine ccEvtMgr.exe file is a software component of Client and Host Security Platform|Norton Internet Security by Symantec.
The Common Client Event Manager Service with the name "ccEvtMgr.exe" is a file that keeps track of and writes events for Norton Antivirus into a log file. Norton is a Symantec product. Symantec is a company devoted to security, privacy, storage, and integrity when it comes to computers, operating systems, mobile devices, tablets, etc.

CCEvtMgr stands for Common Client Event Manager Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ccEvtMgr.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CcEvtMgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ccEvtMgr
CcEvtMgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Symantec Event Manager Service or Common Event Manager or Event Manager Service or Common Client Event Manager Service

belongs to software Client and Host Security Platform or CA Internet Security Suite or Event Manager or Common Client or Symantec AntiVirus or Norton AntiVirus (version 2003) or DNAMigrator

by Symantec ( or CA ( or Total Defense.

Description: CcEvtMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CcEvtMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (typically C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 191,848 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 192,104 bytes and 20 more variants. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. CcEvtMgr.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ccEvtMgr.exe, you may want to go to the support area of the Symantec website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program Norton AntiVirus or Norton SystemWorks / Norton Internet Security Suite / Norton Personal Firewall / Norton Ghost using Windows Control Panel.

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If ccEvtMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 1,123,664 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,103,184 bytes and 5 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ccEvtMgr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ccEvtMgr.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.


User Comments

Located in Computer Associates folder
It's also a part of the CA Security Suite, and hidden to make it hard to find.
  Joe Hunter  
A similar file with same function is now in CA Internet Security Suite
Part of CA antivirus
It is part of CA security suite
  Henry Lngston  
This also comes with with CA Total Defense r12
Wont go away even if you get rid of norton and use another product.
I have never had Norton antything on this machine and it popped up out of nowhere after 3 months.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ccEvtMgr.exe: based on 81 votes with 9 reviews. 44 users think ccEvtMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 21 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 6 users think ccEvtMgr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 13 users don't grade ccEvtMgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ccEvtMgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ccEvtMgr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ccEvtMgr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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