ccsvchst.exe - Is ccsvchst.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is ccsvchst.exe?
Purpose of ccsvchst.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: ccsvchst.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
ccSvcHst.exe is software program that may have been on your computer since the day you purchased, as it could have arrived as preinstall software on your computer. To help identify that this program is not spyware or virus related software, always verify the file is in the proper location as shown below. This ccSvcHst.exe file is from Symantec (which is the Norton antispyware and antivirus security software). This is a security related software program, if you have Symantec antivirus software installed, you will see this running in your active task list when you press CTRL-ALT-DEL. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or virus related. Visit ccsvchst.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ccsvchst.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe is the proper folder location for this file.


  • Is ccsvchst.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is ccsvchst.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ccsvchst.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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