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What is ccSvcHst.exe?

Part of Symantec Security Technologies by Symantec

What is it?

Symantec Service Framework for Norton 360 by Symantec, is marketed as an all-in-one Windows PC security suite that includes an antivirus, a personal firewall, a phishing protection program and a backup program. What distinguishes this suite from Norton Internet Security is the inclusion of file backup and PC maintenance capabilities. Norton 360 is distributed as a download, a box copy, or is preinstalled on computers as OEM software.
Description of ccsvchst.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 ccsvchst.exe run?

Service - ccSvcHst.exe runs as a background Windows service (NIS).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ccsvchst.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ccsvchst.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Symantec Security Technologies?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is ccSvcHst.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.05823% CPU582327.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.27 MB RAM122.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
30,522 /min1354.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
92 GDI objects61.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton 360\engine\\ccsvchst.exe

Are there other versions of Symantec Security Technologies?

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 Security Technologies.

What else is related?

Symantec Security Technologies Stability

ccsvchst.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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: ccSvcHst.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Symantec Security Technologies
Description: Symantec Service Framework
Size: 114.88 KB
Original file name: ccSvcHst.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/6/2010
Expiration date: 12/6/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1256424547%
Privileged CPU: 0.0674097191%
User CPU: 0.05823273559127%
Total CPU time: 24,165 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1,553 ms
Privileged CPU time: 15108.7 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 969 ms
User CPU time: 9055.86 ms
User CPU time /min: 584 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 269.04 MB
Peak committed memory: 346.14 MB
Paged memory: 26.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 50.17 MB
Paged system memory: 394.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 59.54 KB
Working set memory: 44.97 MB
Peak working set memory: 56.8 MB
Min working set memory: 5.71 MB
Private memory: 26.27 MB
Page faults: 142,176
Page faults /min: 9,146
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 478,298
Read operations /min: 30,324
Total read transfer: 531.8 MB
Read transfer /min: 34.4 MB
Total write operations: 3,119
Write operations /min: 198
Total write transfer: 91.86 MB
Write transfer /min: 5.82 MB
Total other operations: 169,033
Other operations /min: 10,784
Total other transfer: 8.52 MB
Other Transfer /min: 556.08 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 92
USER objects: 51
Handle count average: 1,732
Thread count average: 62

Process details

Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe" /s "N360" /m "C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\diMaster.dll" /prefetcC:1
"C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe" /c /a /s UserSession

Service details

Name: NIS

Image hashes

MD5: ee215321e83be72ab77b6627fd149eae
SHA-1: 68916d40bb310d1959e2665d64a57c88192b71e6
SHA-256: 69f447b155a110475c2be817c823581fce43f7a9a040db5d4cf3f95aa7967d2c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.44296
File packed: No
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