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Norton AntiVirus 2004 Symantec Corporation

What is Norton AntiVirus 2004 Symantec Corporation?  (from Symantec)

Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus 2004 now comes with expanded detection of both known and emerging threats. Norton AntiVirus detects and removes viruses, worms, and Trojan horses automatically--without interrupting your work. It works in the background 24 hours a day to protect email messages, instant message attachments, I...  Read more


Norton AntiVirus 2004 Symantec Corporation is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 10.00.25, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named NAVAPSVC.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 100 files and is usually about 11.76 MB (12,326,837 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 91% of users of Norton AntiVirus 2004 Symantec Corporation come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymSetup\{C6F5B6CF-609C-428E-876F-CA83176C021B}.exe /X
Estimated size: 11.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton AntiVirus 2004 Symantec Corporation

Program executable:NAVAPSVC.EXE
Name:Norton AntiVirus
Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NAVAPSVC.EXE
Additional files:
  • N32call.dll - Norton AntiVirus Core Technology (Norton AntiVirus Engine Callbacks)
  • N32vlist.dll - Norton AntiVirus Virus List
  • NetBrExt.DLL - Norton AntiVirus Network Browser
  • Navap32.dll - Symantec AntiVirus AutoProtect (AutoProtect DLL)
  • DefUtDCS.dll - Symantec Definition Utilities
  • actlang.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • NAVResc.dll - Norton SystemWorks (Rescue Disk Plugin for Norton AntiVirus)
  • AboutPlg.dll - Norton AntiVirus (Norton AntiVirus About Plugin)
  • apwcmdNT.dll - NAV Agent Command Library.
  • apwutil.dll - NAV Agent Utility Library
  • AVSTE.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAV Shared Component
  • BootWarn.exe - Norton AntiVirus Boot Warning
  • ccIMScan.dll - Norton AntiVirus Instant Message Scanner
  • ccIMScan.exe
  • Cfgwiz.dll - Norton AntiVirus Information Wizard
  • Cfgwiz.exe
  • CfgWzRes.dll
  • DefAlert.dll - Norton AntiVirus DefAlert
  • DJSMAR00.dll - Symantec Shared Component
  • N32Exclu.dll - Norton AntiVirus Exclusions
  • NAVAPSCR.dll - Norton AntiVirus AutoProtect
  • navapsvc.exe - Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service
  • navapw32.dll - Norton AntiVirus Agent
  • NAVAPW32.exe
  • NAVCfgWz.dll
  • NAVComUI.dll - Norton AntiVirus Common UI
  • NavEmail.dll - Norton AntiVirus Email Scanner
  • NAVError.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVError Module
  • NAVEvent.dll - Norton AntiVirus Events
  • NavInoc.dll - Norton AntiVirus Inoculation
  • Navlcom.dll - Norton AntiVirus NavLicense
  • NAVLnch.dll - Norton AntiVirus Scriptable App Launcher
  • NAVLogV.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVLogV
  • NAVLUCBK.dll - Norton AntiVirus LiveUpdate Callback
  • Navntutl.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVNTUTL
  • NavOptRF.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAV Options Refresh
  • NAVOpts.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVOptions Module
  • navprod.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVProd
  • NAVShExt.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAVShellExt Module
  • NAVSTATS.dll - Norton AntiVirus Status
  • NAVStub.exe - Norton AntiVirusNAVOptionsStub Module
  • NAVTasks.dll - Norton AntiVirus Tasks Module
  • NAVTskWz.dll - Norton AntiVirus Task Wizard
  • NAVUI.dll - Norton AntiVirus Integrator Plugin
  • NAVUIRES.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVUI Resources
  • Navw32.exe - Norton AntiVirus Scanner Module
  • Navwnt.exe - Norton AntiVirus Scanner Stub
  • Dec2.dll - File Decomposer (File Decomposer Component)
  • Dec2AMG.dll
  • Dec2ARJ.dll
  • Dec2CAB.dll
  • Dec2EXE.dll
  • Dec2GZIP.dll
  • Dec2HQX.dll
  • Dec2ID.dll
  • Dec2LHA.dll
  • Dec2LZ.dll
  • Dec2RTF.dll
  • Dec2SS.dll
  • Dec2TAR.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • NAVShExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu' with a class of {5345A4D5-41EB-4A2F-9616-CE1D4F6C35B2}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • NAVShExt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CNavExtBho Class' with the class of {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • NAVShExt.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Norton AntiVirus' with the class of {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • NAVSHEXT.DLL installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Norton AntiVirus' with a class of {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}.
Scheduled Task
  • Navw32.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer - Hans' (runs weekly on Fridays at 20:00).
  • navapsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service' (navapsvc) "Handles Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect events.".

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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 71.43%
Windows 7 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 69.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  France 4.55%
  Australia 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 22.22%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
Compaq Presario 061 DQ181... 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A75 8.33%
IBM 1836Q4U 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A70 8.33%
LENOVO 2958 8.33%
Gateway W3118 8.33%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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