What is ccsvchst.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 ccsvchst.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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Ccsvchst.exe file information

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Ccsvchst.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

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Description: Ccsvchst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ccsvchst.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/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 you should also read the user reviews.
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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.


User Comments

The ccsvchst.exe file is automatically added to your computer upon installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
  Amit Gupta  
ccsvchst is serious killer you can't even access anything it keeps you continuous restarting and all your programs will be unusable due to unexpected running applications and highly used performance of CPU s0 ccsvchst is more then virus
Even if all Norton Antivirus features and updates are turned off, ccsvhst.exe seems to be using cpu whenever e-mail is checked or a program is opened.
Even if you kill the process, it restarts. Constantlt eating up memory and CPU usage.
Anything that steals from me is dangerous. 2 copies stealing time on my machine. Often freezes for an hour or more. Crashes FF. Should be banned. Would remove/replace it, but if I do Comcast will complain or shut me out.
  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr   (further information)
I know everbody is saying it is part of NAV but I still don't feel safe. It is constantly using between 8-99% of my CPU (on and off on an I7!) When it is not, a couple other programs are. I think it is malware, or somehow linked to malware.
it uses my 60% of my net speed.i can't stop it by my computer task manager also
  bijoy das  
drop Symantec and pick up any others Virus protection, that will that care the issue.
  former Symantec user  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ccsvchst.exe: based on 78 votes with 9 reviews. 29 users think ccsvchst.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 10 users think it's probably harmless. 12 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 16 users suspect danger. 11 users think ccsvchst.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 22 users don't grade ccsvchst.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ccsvchst issues

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