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What does the ccsvchst.exe file do?

The ccsvchst.exe process is also known as Symantec Service Framework or, as the case may be, Common Client Job Manager Service and is a part of Symantec Security Technologies or, as the case may be, ExploreExpress. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Screen. An obsolete or defective version of ccsvchst.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 ccsvchst.exe Symantec service Framework

ccsvchst.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ccsvchst.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 130,008 bytes (23% of all these files), 144,368 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
It is the NIS service: Norton Internet Security.
It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This ccsvchst program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The ccsvchst 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, 43% 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 ccsvchst.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 ccsvchst?

It uses a large amount of memory.
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This file has been using 99% of my cpu. When norton is run, my comp gets reset. I think this file has something to do with it.
Rohit M M
Itīs CPU & Memory hungry!!
Only that my computer is almost LOCKED many times; at start & MSN email; when rebooting it comes up as an error that can not END
Joe Weinstein; Sydney AUSTRALIA

Summary: 22 users judge ccsvchst.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 9 users consider it harmless. However, 13 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 9 users have already deleted ccsvchst.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Symantec Security Technologies or ExploreExpress

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

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Symantec Security Technologies or ExploreExpress in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ccsvchst.exe (Symantec service Framework) 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 service Framework. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec service Framework 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 ccsvchst.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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