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What is symsport.exe?

Part of Internet Security by Symantec

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How does symsport.exe run?

Service - symsport.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SymSecurePort' (Symantec SecurePort). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Symantec SecurePort runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the symsport.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of symsport.exe users, 35.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is symsport.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00047% CPU4726.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.18 MB RAM19.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\symantec client security\symantec client firewall\symsport.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Symantec Corporation

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File details

File name: symsport.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Internet Security
Description: SymSPort.exe
Product version: 8.6
Size: 197.63 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/8/2004
Expiration date: 11/21/2005

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008907838%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004181129%
User CPU: 0.00047267092240%
Privileged CPU time: 1875 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 54 MB
Peak committed memory: 59.05 MB
Paged memory: 4.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.3 MB
Paged system memory: 86.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.86 KB
Working set memory: 7.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.44 MB
Min working set memory: 7.38 MB
Private memory: 4.18 MB
Page faults: 15,190
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 189,386
Total read transfer: 13.33 MB
Total write operations: 32
Total write transfer: 3.94 KB
Total other operations: 30,047
Total other transfer: 1.5 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 252
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\SymSPort.exe"

Service details

Name: Symantec SecurePort
Service name: SymSecurePort
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Symantec SecurePort Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 5143599245451bf38b7dd10e2fce7824
SHA-1: 10da222798b89492399004d3db33660650d9d4e1
SHA-256: 68dc4798a22a9969eeabfd166c6ceb23b9ece55480be93da75da51b1dbfa8027

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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