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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ccsvchst.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if ccsvchst.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe

Usually, the default name and path where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 5a6fd8778a42fd0bdc6f6ed9a181669b.

Is running as a service


This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the entire set of features of nowadays' computer processors. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Symantec Service Framework

The description present in the program is Symantec Service Framework.

File version

File version stored as a property


 Symantec Corporation

Publisher Symantec Corporation.


 Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


ccsvchst.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to ccsvchst.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Symantec Corporation

Digital certificate name: Symantec Corporation

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.