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What is ccs.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 ccs.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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Ccs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ccs
Ccs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Command Converter Server belongs to software Cisco Configuration Service (CCS) or Cisco Configuration Service or CodeWarrior Development by Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com) or Metrowerks.

Description: Ccs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ccs.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 36,864 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ccs.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The ccs.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Ccs.exe is not a Windows system file. Ccs.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If ccs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 258,048 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The ccs.exe file is not a Windows core file.
If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ CodeWarrior Development.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ccs.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ccs.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

it seems to be from cisco wireless PCMCIA
   
Cisco Configuration Service for WLAN card
  Gargravarr  
The part of Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility (control panel for Cisco Aironet Wi-Fi cards driver)
  Alexey Lukashin   (further information)
c:\windows\ccs.exe is indeed part of the software support for the Cisco CB21AG/PI21AG wireless card.
  aaron   (further information)
showed up after installing my cisco wlan card
   
Cicsco Wireless PCMCIA
   
CISCO wlan config service
   
Cisco Configuration Service (CCS)
  Emma Roids  
cisco wireless software
  a  
it sometimes tends to eat up all cpu, tried removing it but the wlan still seems to be working fine (even though it is all cisco)
  Markus Forsberg  
File used with Cisco Aironet Site Survey Utility
  David  
Seems to be from a Real Arcade game called Combo Chaos.
  Nayelianne   (further information)
Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility. Not dangerous at all!
  A White  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ccs.exe: based on 11 votes with 13 user comments. 6 users think ccs.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade ccs.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving ccs issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ccs. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 ccs.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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