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Should I remove Symantec AntiVirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,790
United States Rank #9,539
Reach 0.0282%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.61 days
691.21 days >
Average installed length: 363.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.2.4000.4 2.03%
10.2.3000.3 1.27%
10.2.2000.2 1.27%
10.2.1000.1 2.28%
10.2.322.0 0.25%
10.2.276.0 23.04%
10.2.224.0 0.76%
10.2.199.0 0.25%
10.1.9000.9 2.03%
10.1.8000.8 2.28%
10.1.7000.7 6.33%
10.1.6010.6 1.01%
10.1.6000.6 6.58%
10.1.5010.5 0.25%
10.1.5000.5 13.16%
10.1.4010.4 0.25%
10.1.4000.4 4.56%
10.1.400.0 0.25%
10.1.396.0 0.25%
10.1.394.0 3.80%
10.0.2000.2 5.06%
10.0.1009.1 0.25%
10.0.1000.1 7.59%
10.0.857.0 0.25%
10.0.359.0 9.62%
9.0.510 0.51%
9.0.310 0.25%
9.0.210 0.51%
9.0.110 0.25%
9.0.14 0.25%
9.0.0.338 3.54%

Other programs by Symantec

Symantec AntiVirus

What is Symantec AntiVirus?

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition was the previous offering from Symantec in this market. Symantec Endpoint Protection, developed by Symantec Corporation, is an antivirus and personal firewall product leveled at centrally managed corporate environments security for servers and workstations.

Overview

The most used version is 10.2.276.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 74 files and is usually about 11.73 MB (12,301,618 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5A633ED0-E5D7-4D65-AB8D-53ED43510284}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec AntiVirus

  • OEHeur.dll - Client and Host Security Platform (Symantec OEH)
  • Navap32.dll - Symantec AntiVirus AutoProtect (AutoProtect DLL)
  • SavRT32.dll
  • DefUtDCD.dll - Symantec Definition Utilities
  • DefUtDCS.dll
  • qscomm32.dll - Symantec Central Quarantine (Quarantine Server Communications Module)
  • QsInfo.dll - Quarantine Server Information Module
  • qspak32.dll - Quarantine Server Package Module
  • Cliproxy.dll - Symantec AntiVirus
  • Cliscan.dll
  • ControlAP.exe
  • DefFileChanges.dll
  • DefWatch.exe - Virus Definition Daemon
  • DoScan.exe
  • DWHWizrd.exe
  • dwLdPntScan.dll
  • I2ldvp3.dll
  • IMail.dll
  • LDVPREG.exe
  • LuaWrap.exe - LuaWrap Module
  • LuHstEdt.dll
  • NAVLU.dll
  • NAVNTUTL.DLL
  • nlnhook.exe
  • nnewdefs.dll
  • notesext.dll
  • Rtvscan.exe
  • RtvStart.exe
  • SAVCProd.dll
  • SavEmail.dll
  • SavUI.exe
  • SCANDLVR.DLL
  • SCANDRES.DLL
  • SymProtectStorage.dll
  • VPC32.exe
  • VPDN_LU.exe
  • vpmsece4.dll
  • VPTray.exe
  • SavRoam.exe - Symantec SAVRoam (SAVRoam)
  • SDPCK32I.dll - Scan and Deliver (SDPACK)
  • SDSNAPSX.dll - System Snapshot Generator
  • Dec2.dll - File Decomposer (File Decomposer Component)
  • Dec2AMG.dll
  • Dec2ARJ.dll
  • Dec2CAB.dll
  • Dec2EXE.dll
  • Dec2GHO.dll
  • Dec2GZIP.dll
  • Dec2HQX.dll
  • Dec2ID.dll
  • Dec2LHA.dll
  • Dec2LZ.dll
  • Dec2MIME.dll
  • Dec2RTF.dll
  • Dec2SS.dll
  • Dec2TAR.dll
  • Dec2Text.dll
  • Dec2TNEF.dll
  • Dec2UUE.dll
  • Dec2Zip.dll
  • DecSDK.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • SavRoam.exe runs as a service named 'SavRoam' (SavRoam) "Symantec AntiVirus Roaming Service".
  • Rtvscan.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec AntiVirus' (Symantec AntiVirus) "Provides real-time virus scanning, reporting, and management functionality for Symantec AntiVirus.".
  • DefWatch.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher' (DefWatch) "Monitors and maintains virus definitions.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VPTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'vptray' which loads as C:\Program Files1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Rtvscan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

DefWatch.exe
Memory:1.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020417354%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048193%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00155980%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:124,847
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:522.22 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Rtvscan.exe
Memory:95.84 MB
Total CPU:0.0020500504%
Kernel CPU:0.00049347%
User CPU:0.00155658%
CPU cycles/sec:87,206,265
I/O reads/min:123.07 MB
I/O writes/min:9.37 MB
VPTray.exe
Memory:4.84 MB
Total CPU:0.0008024203%
Kernel CPU:0.00064332%
User CPU:0.00015910%

How do I remove Symantec AntiVirus?

Quickly and completely remove Symantec AntiVirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Symantec AntiVirus 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 Symantec AntiVirus, 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 Symantec AntiVirus.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 58%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 65.57%
Windows 7 16.20%
Windows Vista 15.70%
Windows Server 2003 1.77%
Windows 8 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 65.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.33%
Windows 7 Professional 2.82%
Windows Vista Business 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.42%
  Israel 4.09%
  Canada 3.70%
  Indonesia 3.31%
  Iran 3.11%
  Australia 2.53%
  United Kingdom 2.14%
  India 1.95%
  France 1.95%
  Germany 1.95%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Hong Kong 1.17%
  Italy 0.97%
  Japan 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.39%
Hewlett-Packard 21.34%
Intel 10.28%
GIGABYTE 9.88%
Sahara 7.51%
American Megatrends 3.95%
Lenovo 3.56%
Acer 3.16%
Toshiba 3.16%
Compaq 1.19%
Sony 0.79%
Alienware 0.79%
Common models
Gigabyte P35-DS3L 2.76%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.76%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L 2.76%
Hewlett-Packard DSDT 2.76%
Dell Latitude E6500 2.07%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.07%

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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