What does the AppSvc32.exe file do?
The AppSvc32.exe process is also known as Symantec Application Core Service and is a part of Symantec Application Core. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of AppSvc32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Symantec Application Core service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Symantec Application Core service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AppSvc32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AppSvc32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AppSvc32.exe Symantec Application Core service
AppSvc32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AppSvc32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 46,736 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 47,712 bytes.
To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The AppSvc32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 8% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AppSvc32.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AppSvc32?
|It is part of Norton Security 2007, update system, if your CPU constantly has high usage because of this system you can try a program fix from Symantec ( which does work) (further information...) |
|its norton ,, it hogs alot of resorces when its scanning. thats what the file is supposed to do anyway |
|After an update with Norton antivirus, it runs in the background, hogging nearly all of the CPU for about 10-15mins. While it's doing this I can't realisticly do anything as the PC is just so slow. Task manager does not allow you to change the priority of Nortans processes either, which is extremly annoying. |
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Summary: 5 users judge AppSvc32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted AppSvc32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Symantec Application Core
To remove Symantec Application Core service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Symantec Application Core in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AppSvc32.exe (Symantec Application Core service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Symantec Application Core service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec Application Core service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AppSvc32.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.