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What does the ccSetMgr.exe file do?

The ccSetMgr.exe process is also known as Symantec Settings Manager Service or, as the case may be, Common Client Settings Manager 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 ccSetMgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ccSetMgr.exe Symantec Settings Manager service

ccSetMgr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ccSetMgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" (often C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 169,576 bytes (12% of all these files), 161,392 bytes as well as 18 other variants.
This ccSetMgr.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. CcSetMgr.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as track other applications. For this reason, 26% 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 ccSetMgr.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 ccSetMgr?

doesn't use a lot of memory but still doesn't seem to be dangerous (althought it doesn't seems that a its needed)
Norton Internet Security ?
I think many here are missing the point. You can't just look at the file name and decide good or bad. You have to consider the source/location. Just as the NOTE says above: If a "non-Microsoft" file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! THe Symantec/Norton version of this file should rightly be located in Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\... If it's in Windows\System32, it's likely the TROJAN. (further information...)
Dave B

Summary: 26 users judge ccSetMgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted ccSetMgr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Client and Host Security Platform or Common Client

ccSetMgr.exe Symantec Settings Manager service fix

To remove Symantec Settings Manager service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Client and Host Security Platform or Common Client in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ccSetMgr.exe (Symantec Settings Manager 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 Settings Manager service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec Settings Manager 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 ccSetMgr.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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