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What is ocsctl.exe?

Part of OCSCtl 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 ocsctl.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 ocsctl.exe loaded?

Safe for scripting control - ocsctl.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {5189CEDF-00E7-4BF8-86F3-B8EF935A45E9} with and identifier of CLSID\{5189CEDF-00E7-4BF8-86F3-B8EF935A45E9}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the ocsctl.exe file.Of the 0.2% of ocsctl.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton 360\engine\\ocsctl.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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: ocsctl.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: OCSCtl
Version: 2009.0.1.10
Size: 217.35 KB
Original file name: OCSCtl.exe

Digital certificate

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

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {5189CEDF-00E7-4BF8-86F3-B8EF935A45E9}
Command: CLSID\{5189CEDF-00E7-4BF8-86F3-B8EF935A45E9}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: 4534eb1f4a61a3a232e2f6627ae9b289
SHA-1: cf03500b6d84937df4c882011b2b8f2a9d443de9
SHA-256: 63322d753b577024ef365f5d87619df153d0a20f0ee50d8ec775d175ca921f2a

PE image details

File entropy: 6.16081
File packed: No
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