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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 Security Scan is a software tool designed to help you understand if your computer is currently protected from known threats. Norton Security Scan will scan your computer and identify if there are existing viruses, worms, spyware, unwanted adware or Trojans residing on your computer. Norton Security Scan checks to see how your computer is currently protected.
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How is nss.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - nss.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Norton Security Scan for alan'. 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 nss.exe file.Of the 0.2% of nss.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton security scan\nss.exe

Are there other versions of Standalone Scanner Components?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (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
Product version: 4.0
Size: 1.33 MB
Original file name: Standalone Scanner

Digital certificate

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

Scheduled task details

Name: Norton Security Scan for Terry
Command: \Norton Security Scan for Terry

Image hashes

MD5: c157ef391de676cbf9de22ab37d53de6
SHA-1: dd6cf9a17f7134ac925bbd8c36b103041c8816d8

PE image details

File entropy: 6.18969
File packed: No
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