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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,128
United States Rank #4,731
Reach 0.0723%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.86 days
615.39 days >
Average installed length: 323.34 days


VersionDistribution 3.13% 4.64% 2.44% 3.13% 1.28% 3.02% 4.06% 1.39% 1.86% 2.20% 4.06% 4.76% 1.51% 4.52% 3.71% 6.26% 1.51% 4.99% 1.97% 7.66% 0.70% 1.04% 3.36% 2.20% 1.39% 14.27% 0.93% 4.99% 0.81% 1.51% 0.70%

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Norton Family

What is Norton Family?  (from Symantec)

Norton Family gives you insight into where your kids go and what they do online. So you can keep them safe and teach them good Internet habits. An easy-to-read activity report shows you at a glance ALL the web sites your kids visit, or attempt to visit. You can visit the sites your kids have been to and block specific...  Read more


Norton Family is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 47.21 MB (49,505,236 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 67% of users of Norton Family come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: onlinefamily.norton.com/familysafety/loginStart.fs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Family
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{78CA3BF0-9C3B-40e1-B46D-38C877EF059A}\NSM\LicenseType\\InstStub.exe /X /ARP
Estimated size: 47.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Family

  • lue.dll - Symantec LiveUpdate Technologies (Symantec LiveUpdate Engine)
  • ccalert.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec Alert and Notification)
  • ccgevt.dll - Symantec ccGenericEvent Engine
  • ccglog.dll - Symantec ccGenericLog Engine
  • ccipc.dll - Symantec ccIPC Engine
  • ccjobmgr.dll - Symantec ccJobMgr Engine
  • ccl120u.dll - Symantec Library
  • ccset.dll - Symantec Settings Manager Engine
  • ccsvc.dll - Symantec ccService Engine
  • ccsvchst.exe - Symantec Service Framework
  • ccvrtrst.dll - Symantec Trust Validation Engine
  • sqscr.dll - Symantec Shared Component (Norton Settings User Interface)
  • sqsvc.dll - Symantec Error Service Plugin
  • symerr.exe - Symantec Error Reporting
  • symrdrsv.dll - Symantec Security Drivers (Symantec Redirector Service Plugin)
  • symredir.dll - Symantec Redirector Interface DLL
  • symv8.dll - Symantec Support Library
  • sevinst.exe - Symantec Core Technology (Symantec Symevent Installer)
  • cofffw.dll - Norton Identity Safe (coFirefoxPlugIn)
  • cofffw20.dll
  • cofffw21.dll
  • cofffw22.dll
  • cofffw23.dll
  • cofffw24.dll
  • cofffw25.dll
  • cofffw26.dll
  • cofffw27.dll
  • cofffw28.dll
  • cofffw29.dll
  • cofffw30.dll
  • cofffw31.dll
  • cofffw32.dll
  • cofffw33.dll
  • cofffw34.dll
  • cofffw35.dll
  • cofffw36.dll
  • cofffw37.dll
  • cofffw38.dll
  • cofffw39.dll
  • coieplg.dll - coIEPlugIn
  • diluecbk.dll - InstallToolBox (InstallToolBox LUE Callback)
  • dimaster.dll - InstallToolBox Service
  • distrptr.dll - Stat Reporter Job Worker
  • accmgr.dll - Norton Family (Norton Family AccountMgr)
  • cochrmsv.dll - ChromiumPlugin
  • comm.dll - Oxygen Client (Communications Service)
  • conathstnf.exe - Norton Family Google Chrome (Norton Family Native Host)
  • datastor.dll - Synchronized Data Store
  • difval.dll - DING File Validation
  • eventsvc.dll - Oxygen Client Oxygen Event Service
  • nahelper.dll - Norton Account Helper
  • nf.exe
  • ntwc.dll - Norton Family Network Connector
  • piiscnr.dll - Norton Family PIIScanner
  • proxyclt.dll - Proxy Client
  • restclnt.dll - Norton Family REST Client Module
  • safesrch.dll - Norton Family SafeSearch
  • sclntkng.dll - Norton Family Social Networking Supervisor
  • spocclnt.dll - Single Point of Contact Client
  • sqlite.dll - SQLite Wrapper
  • tampmon.exe - Norton Family Tamper Monitor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • coieplg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Norton Family BHO' with the class of {B8E07826-0971-4f16-B133-047B88034E89}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • coieplg.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Norton Identity Safe Toolbar' with the class of {A13C2648-91D4-4bf3-BC6D-0079707C4389}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • coieplg.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Norton Identity Safe Toolbar' with a class of {A13C2648-91D4-4BF3-BC6D-0079707C4389}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • tampmon.exe is scheduled as a task named '229B350D-034F-4c01-BAF2-3EA03DCAE0B9' (Next runs on 14/06/2014 at 15:12).
  • symerr.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton Error Processor' (runs daily at 03:48).
2 Services
  • nf.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Family' (NSM) "Norton Family".
  • ccsvchst.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Eraser Service' (EraserSvc11220) "Eraser Service, version 112.2.0 in use.".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • tampmon.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '*TampMon' which loads as C:\Program Files\Norton Family\Engine\\tampmon.exe.
Network connections
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to sapi.norton.com ( port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0219928618%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00306576%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01892710%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:373,202
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:265.81 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:43.64 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Norton Family?

Quickly and completely remove Norton Family from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Norton Family from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Norton Family, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Norton Family.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Norton Family you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.34%
Windows 8 27.96%
Windows Vista 5.92%
Windows XP 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.88%
Windows 8.1 15.36%
Windows 7 Professional 7.15%
Windows 8 5.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.96%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Australia 3.81%
  Canada 2.60%
  Germany 2.34%
  Belgium 1.38%
  France 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  India 1.21%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Italy 1.04%
  Sweden 0.69%
  Czech Republic 0.61%
  Spain 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.44%
Dell 21.14%
Acer 13.76%
Toshiba 11.24%
ASUS 4.87%
Samsung 2.85%
Lenovo 2.01%
Intel 0.84%
American Megatrends 0.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.57%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.05%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.44%

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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