ccsvchst.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if ccsvchst.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.
This application is normally stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\126.96.36.199\ccSvcHst.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 43cf5d42fe4475e8e1e74be484b7e33a.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.
This executable uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full power of current PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the program is Symantec Service Framework.
File version 188.8.131.52.
Maker Symantec Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved..
This application does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad thing.
ccsvchst.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from ccsvchst.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Symantec Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.