What is nscsrvce.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 nscsrvce.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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Nscsrvce.exe file information

The process known as Norton Security Console Norton Protection Center Service belongs to software Norton Security Console or Norton Protection Center Service by Symantec (

Description: Nscsrvce.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nscsrvce.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 750,720 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 750,768 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The nscsrvce.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Nscsrvce.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of nscsrvce.exe, you may want to completely remove Norton Save and Restore (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

NSCSRVCE.EXE and NSCSRVCE.LOC are located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console. If it is located somewhere else it's a virus.
NSCSRVCE.EXE is Norton Security Console and is an interface for Norton Internet Security 2006 and Norton AntiVirus 2006 developed by Symantec

Summary: Average user rating of nscsrvce.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think nscsrvce.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 2 users think nscsrvce.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving nscsrvce issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nscsrvce. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the nscsrvce.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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