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What is nss.exe?

Part of Standalone Scanner Components by Symantec

What is it?

Standalone Scanner Components is part of Norton Internet Security, 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 nss.exe from Symantec
Norton 360 delivers all-in-one security for everything the computer users in your family care about, providing automatic and transparent protection from viruses, spyware, fraudulent Web sites, phishing scams, intrusions, and the latest online threats. With a renewable subscription, up to three PCs in your household are continuously protected, safeguarding your family when they shop or bank online, play games, send email, or download files. Norton 360 also helps keep your PCs tuned for peak performance. Plus, it protects the data on them by making it easy to automatically back up and restore important files locally or to a secure online storage service. Requires high-speed Internet access. 2 GB of online storage included, with option to purchase more.
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How does nss.exe run?

Process - nss.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. nss.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does nss.exe start?

Scheduled task - nss.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Norton Security Scan for test'. 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the nss.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of nss.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton security scan\engine\3.7.3.16\nss.exe

Are there other versions of Standalone Scanner Components?

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 Standalone Scanner Components.

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)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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: nss.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Standalone Scanner Components
Description: Norton Security Scan
Version: 3.7.4.10
Product version: 3.7
Size: 630.97 KB
Original file name: Standalone Scanner

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0016663444%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006675601%
User CPU: 0.00099878433703%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files2\NORTON~2\Engine\372~1.5\Nss.exe /scan-quick /scheduled

Scheduled task details

Name: Norton Security Scan for Ruben Baptista
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Norton Security Scan for Ruben Baptista.job

Image hashes

MD5: 6d75f6dab947e69b6e9fd9f2e55e2c50
SHA-1: e1d65c1eb1a7fc60edcda4aa8e9924e1d874dd10
SHA-256: feecc130a1c4979347e884ceade5ad7d4018e18309334110b09b7f6c6335f477

PE image details

File packed: No
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