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What is symsnapservice.exe?

Part of Symantec SymSnap Components Development Edition by Symantec

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How does symsnapservice.exe run?

Service - symsnapservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SymSnapService' (SymSnapService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SymSnapService runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


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About 0.6% of all Boost users have the symsnapservice.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of symsnapservice.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is symsnapservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU393.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.8 MB RAM17.7%
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 ghost\shared\drivers\symsnapservice.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: symsnapservice.exe
Publisher: Symantec (verified)
Name: Symantec SymSnap Components Development Edition
Description: Symantec Snapshot Service
Product version: 1.0.22
Size: 1.87 MB
Original file name: SymSnapService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/30/2007
Expiration date: 11/24/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000934309%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000540639%
User CPU: 0.00003936693894%
Privileged CPU time: 5531.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 33.9 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.96 MB
Paged memory: 3.8 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.84 MB
Paged system memory: 55.32 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.48 KB
Working set memory: 208 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.34 MB
Min working set memory: 184 KB
Private memory: 3.8 MB
Page faults: 3,460
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5,250
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 229.58 KB
Read transfer /min: 30 Bytes
Total write operations: 14
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.99 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 8,557
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 438.74 KB
Other Transfer /min: 57 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 239
Thread count average: 4
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\Norton Ghost\Shared\Drivers\SymSnapService.exe"

Service details

Name: SymSnapService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Symantec Volume Snapshot Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 21ff886e6f679fc1eb352f231e846357
SHA-1: effb845efa9cad5303e1fe0ad33503e0cc43e114
SHA-256: c354ca8cf35b870deb74177beb174ff7cafd2b28a85ccdbf3bbec2f21b1882b4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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