What is cclaw.exe?

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 cclaw.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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Cclaw.exe file information

The process known as CClaw belongs to software Norman Virus Control or Norman Security Suite or Norman Virus Control plus by Norman ASA (

Description: Cclaw.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The cclaw.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 142,392 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 120,136 bytes, 76,776 bytes or 130,104 bytes. 
The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. Cclaw.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Cclaw.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to visit the vendor's support site or completely remove Norman Security Suite or Norman Virus Control (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

It's part of Norman anti virus
  A. de Heer  
Cat's Claw. Part of the real time scanner for Norman Virus Control
  TOB   (further information)
It's part of Norman anti virus
  Patrick Moe   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of cclaw.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think cclaw.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving cclaw issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cclaw. 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 cclaw.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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