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Should I remove Norton Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,632
United States Rank #2,150
Reach 0.2711%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.55 days
134.10 days >
Average installed length: 70.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
22.6.0.142 0.11%
22.5.5.15 23.45%
22.5.5.14 0.60%
22.5.4.24 14.88%
22.5.2.15 16.59%
22.5.1.7 1.26%
22.5.0.124 3.18%
22.5.0.120 0.60%
22.2.0.31 21.03%
22.1.0.9 13.64%
22.0.2.17 2.58%
22.0.1.14 0.29%
22.0.0.110 1.66%
22.0.0.91 0.03%
22.0.0.79 0.03%
22.0.0.67 0.08%

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Norton Security

Overview

Norton Security is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 22.5.5.15, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 NTR_2014.exe. The setup package generally installs about 115 files and is usually about 208.91 MB (219,060,269 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of Norton Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Security\Norton Security
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NS\3EAA388F\22.0.0.67\InstStub.exe" /X /ARP
Estimated size: 208.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Security

Program executable:NTR_2014.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton Security\NTR_2014.exe
MD5:955adecc333d4d637078ed2fd58614fa
Additional files:
  • muis.dll - Norton Security (Shortcut MUI Resource)
  • asEngine.dll - AntiSpam Engine
  • appstate.dll - Norton (Norton Metro App State)
  • arestore.exe - Backup (Norton Security with Backup Portble Restore Utility)
  • asdcacl.dll - AntiSpam Delta Custom Action Client
  • ashelper.dll - AntiSpam Helper
  • asoelnch.exe - AntiSpam OE Hook Launcher
  • avpapp32.dll - Norton Security Antivirus Product Application Module
  • avpsvc32.dll - Norton Security Antivirus Product Service Module
  • avscanui.dll - Norton Security Scan UI
  • avscntsk.dll - Norton Security avScnTsk Module
  • bucomm.dll - Backup Common
  • bueng.dll - Backup.com Online Backup (Backup Engine Win32)
  • bufscsdk.dll - Backup FScsdk
  • buih.exe - Backup Install Helper
  • buiopart.dll - Backup IO AutoChunker
  • bumc.dll - Backup MC
  • buprov.dll - Backup Providers
  • busvc.dll - Backup Service
  • buui.dll - Backup UI
  • buuiplg.dll - Backup UI Plugin
  • ccalert.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec Alert and Notification)
  • ccemlpxy.dll - Symantec Email Proxy
  • ccerrdsp.dll - Symantec Error Display
  • ccgevt.dll - Symantec ccGenericEvent Engine
  • ccglog.dll - Symantec ccGenericLog Engine
  • ccipc.dll - Symantec ccIPC Engine
  • ccjobmgr.dll - Symantec ccJobMgr Engine
  • cclib.dll - Symantec Library
  • ccscanw.dll - Symantec Scan Engine
  • ccsebind.dll - Submission Engine Connection Library
  • ccset.dll - Symantec Settings Manager Engine
  • ccsubeng.dll - Submission Engine
  • ccsvc.dll - Symantec ccService Engine
  • BuShell.dll - Backup Shell
  • buvss.exe - Backup Volume Shadow Support
  • buvssvst.dll - Backup Volume Shadow Support For Vista
  • buvssxp.dll - Backup Volume Shadow Support For XP
  • coactmgr.dll - Norton Identity Safe (coActMgr)
  • cochrmsv.dll - ChromiumPlugin
  • appmgr32.dll - Symantec Application Core Manager
  • avexclu.dll - Symantec AntiVirus Exclusion Manager
  • avifc.dll - Symantec AntiVirus Interface
  • avmail.dll - Symantec AntiVirus Email Filter
  • avmodule.dll - Symantec AntiVirus Module
  • bhca.exe - BHCA (BASH Custom Action)
  • bhclient.dll - BHClient (BASH Client)
  • bhsvcplg.dll - BHSvcPlg (BASH Service Plugin)
  • cctframework.dll - Norton Protection Center (Norton Protection Center cctFramework)
  • codatapr.dll - coDataProvider

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • BuShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BUContextMenu' with a class of {F7CAA2A1-67A2-44BB-B20F-202FD8EB1DAB}.

How do I remove Norton Security?

Quickly and completely remove Norton Security 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 Security 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 Security, 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 Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 56%
Win 8.1 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,632

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.72%
Windows 7 37.99%
Windows Vista 4.83%
Windows XP 1.44%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.32%
Windows 10 Home 21.21%
Windows 8.1 19.31%
Windows 7 Professional 7.22%
Windows 10 Pro 5.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.74%
  Germany 8.33%
  Canada 7.61%
  United Kingdom 6.30%
  Italy 3.40%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  France 2.01%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Austria 1.27%
  Switzerland 0.68%
  Saudi Arabia 0.62%
  Spain 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.39%
Dell 18.14%
Acer 15.23%
Toshiba 8.21%
ASUS 7.64%
Lenovo 5.13%
Samsung 4.47%
MSI 2.59%
GIGABYTE 1.81%
Intel 0.74%
Medion 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.30%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.10%
ASUS All Series 4.30%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.50%

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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