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What is symerr.exe?

Part of Symantec Shared Component by Symantec

What is it?

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 symerr.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 is symerr.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - symerr.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Symantec\Norton Error Analyzer'. 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the symerr.exe file.Of the 0.2% of symerr.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton 360\engine\\symerr.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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: symerr.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Symantec Shared Component
Description: Symantec Error Reporting
Product version: 18.6
Size: 1.24 MB
Original file name: SymErr.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/7/2010
Expiration date: 11/23/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: \Symantec\Norton Error Processor

Image hashes

MD5: 90cad241dec99a0350fb2a6ae61b63bb
SHA-1: b56973df4344384f93af0509de6f36d1b4a007c4
SHA-256: 85200c676a5cafeb4b8038a98a4a64d8b8d44a0f864fdbbc488f259a0f8c8a92

PE image details

File entropy: 6.58333
File packed: No
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