What does the ccRegVfy.exe file do?
The ccRegVfy.exe process is also known as Common Client Registry Integrity Verifier and is a part of Common Client or, as the case may be, Norton AntiVirus (Version 2003). This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of ccRegVfy.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ccRegVfy.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ccRegVfy.exe 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)
- ccRegVfy.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ccRegVfy.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ccRegVfy.exe ccRegVfy.exe
ccRegVfy.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CcRegVfy.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" - mainly C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 58,392 bytes (33% of all these files), 59,072 bytes or, as the case may be, 34,504 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. It 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. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 0% 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 ccRegVfy.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 ccRegVfy?
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Summary: 5 users judge ccRegVfy.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Common Client or Norton AntiVirus
To remove ccRegVfy.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Common Client or Norton AntiVirus in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ccRegVfy.exe (ccRegVfy.exe) 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 ccRegVfy.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ccRegVfy.exe 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 ccRegVfy.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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