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What is wscstub.exe?

Part of Symantec Shared Component by Symantec

What is it?

Norton Internet Security, by Symantec Corporation, is a PC program that provides malware prevention and removal during subscription period and uses signatures and heuristics to identify viruses, trojans and other malware. Norton Internet Security features include a email spam filtering, personal firewall, and phishing protection.
Description of wscstub.exe from Symantec
Norton Internet Security lets you email, chat and surf the Web without worrying about cybercriminals ripping you off. It delivers protection from online dangers without sacrificing performance. It guards against online identity theft so you can shop, bank and visit social networks with confidence. It updates automatically, offers easy-to-use features and includes free customer support during your subscription period.
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How does wscstub.exe run?

Process - wscstub.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does wscstub.exe start?

Scheduled task - wscstub.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Norton WSC Integration'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the wscstub.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of wscstub.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wscstub.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU219.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.59 MB RAM7.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton internet security\engine\\wscstub.exe

Are there other versions of Symantec Shared Component?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Symantec Shared Component.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Symantec Corporation

Symantec provides security, storage and systems management software for business and individual use. The company helps customers protect their information, iden More...
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File details

File name: wscstub.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Symantec Shared Component
Description: WSCStub
Product version: 20.2
Size: 159.17 KB
Original file name: WSCStub.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 11/23/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000913790%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000694269%
User CPU: 0.00002195211165%
Privileged CPU time: 97.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 261,999,905
CPU cycle count /min: 238,172
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.36 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.94 MB
Paged memory: 1.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.69 MB
Paged system memory: 116.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.31 KB
Working set memory: 6.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.76 MB
Min working set memory: 6.73 MB
Private memory: 1.59 MB
Page faults: 16,716
Page faults /min: 15
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 20
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 18.87 KB
Read transfer /min: 18 Bytes
Total write operations: 155
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 33.87 KB
Write transfer /min: 32 Bytes
Total other operations: 810
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 12.99 KB
Other Transfer /min: 12 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 107
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\WSCStub.exe" /enable /as
"C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\WSCStub.exe" /enable /fw

Scheduled task details

Name: Norton WSC Integration
Command: \Norton WSC Integration

Image hashes

MD5: a7174c768b031f370757bf9b0092eb31
SHA-1: 28fbbd8429d9796e7a5e53644868f0bcd245aaf2
SHA-256: 8feaaa0619183bc7ee328c50a9f6f2f868c426708541d7492b12c6233050e8c1

PE image details

File packed: No
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