What is n360.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 n360.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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N360.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with n360
N360.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Norton 360 or Norton Security Suite belongs to software Norton 360 or Norton Security Suite or Norton 360 Premier by Symantec (

Description: N360.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file n360.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 265,040 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 264,360 bytes, 265,000 bytes, 282,016 bytes or 289,080 bytes. 
The n360.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Norton 360 or Norton Security Suite, or ask Support team for help. Go to Norton 360 or Norton Security Suite in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

Recommended: Identify n360.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as n360.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the n360.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

"Norton 360, developed by Symantec, is marketed as an "all-in-one" computer security suite. The package includes an antivirus, a personal firewall, a phishing protection program and a backup program. What distinguishes this suite from Norton Internet Security is the inclusion of file backup and PC maintenance capabilities. The package is distributed as a download, a box copy, or is preinstalled on computers as OEM software. Additional functions, including parental controls and e-mail spam filtering, are available as extensions developed also by Symantec. Norton 360 is compatible with Windows XP (excluding 64-bit editions), Windows Vista and Windows 7.[1][2][3]" This is from Wikipedia, and I may have accidentally left out some info.
Norton 360 Antivirus Software
  Matt Meier   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of n360.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think n360.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving n360 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with n360. 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 n360.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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