What is SymcPCCULaunchSvc.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 SymcPCCULaunchSvc.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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SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SymcPCCULaunchSvc
SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Norton PC Checkup Launcher Service belongs to software Norton PC Checkup or Toshiba Laptop Checkup or Symantec Component by Symantec (

Description: SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 123,320 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 132,504 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Norton PC Checkup or Toshiba Laptop Checkup software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or ask the developer, Symantec, for assistance.

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

User:System In Folder C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\ Size 133KB Will not stop when "End Process"
  Jeffrey Paul  
It appeared on my PC after first using a Kingston USB drive.
  Martin Watson  
If you ever had Norton installed, it will be on your computer, even if you uninstall it. Just delete it from your computer, and all is good.
Avast keeps bring it up as a threat

Summary: Average user rating of SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving SymcPCCULaunchSvc issues

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