What does the ccProxy.exe file do?
The ccProxy.exe process is also known as Symantec Network Proxy Service or, as the case may be, Common Client Network Proxy Service and is a part of Client and Host Security Platform or, as the case may be, Common Client. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of ccProxy.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Symantec Network Proxy service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Symantec Network Proxy 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)
- ccProxy.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ccProxy.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ccProxy.exe Symantec Network Proxy service
ccProxy.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ccProxy.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 234,616 bytes (17% of all these files), 202,352 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This ccProxy program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. CcProxy.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The ccProxy file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 51% 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 ccProxy.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 ccProxy?
|Norton Internet Security ? |
|NIS and NAV proxy for anaysis of data |
|Norton Internet Security! |
|Norton Internet Security! |
|takes a lot of memory |
Summary: 77 users judge ccProxy.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 8 users consider it harmless. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 29 users have already deleted ccProxy.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Client and Host Security Platform or Common Client
To remove Symantec Network Proxy 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 Client and Host Security Platform or Common Client in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ccProxy.exe (Symantec Network Proxy 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 Network Proxy service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec Network Proxy 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 ccProxy.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.
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