Is ccsvchst.exe safe?
Ccsvchst.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 ccsvchst.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Ccsvchst.exe file information
The process known as Symantec Service Framework or Symantec Lic NetConnect service or Common Client Job Manager Service
belongs to software Symantec Security Technologies or Symantec Event Manager, Symantec Settings Manager, Symantec Lic NetConnect service, LiveUpdate Not or Symantec Lic NetConnect service or Norton 360 or Symantec Event Manager, Symantec Settings Manager, Symantec Lic NetConnect service or Common Client Job Manager Service or Symantec Event Manager, Symantec Settings Manager
by Symantec (www.symantec.com).
Description: Ccsvchst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ccsvchst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 126,392 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 130,008 bytes and 15 more variants.
Ccsvchst.exe is a Verisign signed file. Ccsvchst.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with ccsvchst.exe, you may want to do the following:
- turn to the software developer, Norton, for advice
- update the program
- uninstall Norton Internet Security or Norton Security Suite software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
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If ccsvchst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 108,648 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 149,864 bytes and 10 more variants. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel.
If ccsvchst.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 144,368 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The ccsvchst.exe file is not a Windows system file.
If ccsvchst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 98% dangerous. The file size is 562,688 bytes.
If ccsvchst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 4,857,856 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ccsvchst.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example TrojanSpy:Win32/Vlogger.N or Backdoor:Win32/Sdbot (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Spy.Win32.WinSpy.hq or Packed.Win32.Black.a (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the ccsvchst.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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