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What is hsloader.exe?

Part of Norton Protection Center by Symantec

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How does hsloader.exe run?

Process - hsloader.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. hsloader.exe is executed by the process ccsvchst.exe (Symantec Security Technologies by Symantec).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the hsloader.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hsloader.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hsloader.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01812% CPU181202.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
36.88 MB RAM171.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
56 GDI objects37.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\symantec shared\npc\2.0\hsloader.exe

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 Norton Protection Center.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: hsloader.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Norton Protection Center
Description: Norton Protection Center Help and Support Loader
Version: 2008.6.00.18
Product version: 2008.6.00
Size: 50.37 KB
Original file name: HSLoader.EXE

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0421064247%
Privileged CPU: 0.0239861426%
User CPU: 0.01812028208401%
Privileged CPU time: 826.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 897,104,864
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 189.33 MB
Peak committed memory: 197.2 MB
Paged memory: 36.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 40.23 MB
Paged system memory: 309.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 20.75 KB
Working set memory: 9.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 51.32 MB
Min working set memory: 9.28 MB
Private memory: 36.88 MB
Page faults: 17,357
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 201
Total read transfer: 748.85 KB
Total write operations: 208
Total write transfer: 145.43 KB
Total other operations: 8,474
Total other transfer: 155.42 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 56
USER objects: 31
Handle count average: 468
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\NPC\2.0\HSLoader.exe" "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\NPC\2.0\HSLoader.exe" /url "httpC://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/servlet/ProductMessages?error=6&module=3035&a=Norton Internet Security Error&b=Auto-Protect experienced an unexpected error. 0x000003E8&product=NIS&version= Pack 2&e=9.0.8112.16421&f=United States&g=null&h=expired&i=null&j=true&l=en&n=HPQ(60)"

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 59560

Image hashes

MD5: 48c6259ea8600a81b1af0c372d8fc844
SHA-1: 3d8bc6efc663400b2440769d5260f0a956188a64
SHA-256: afbe63725218511c6a1ad6df335cf7bce0ac2255334ca942330919ae0424829d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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