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Should I remove Norton Identity Safe?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,089
United States Rank #931
Reach 0.8081%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.37 days
306.05 days >
Average installed length: 160.81 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.7.0.47 8.03%
2014.7.0.46 0.36%
2014.7.0.43 14.03%
2014.6.6.3 0.67%
2014.6.0.27 25.29%
2014.5.0.67 6.36%
2013.4.0.10 19.60%
2013.3.3.19 4.68%
2013.3.0.26 7.40%
2013.2.1.36 0.13%
2013.2.1.33 1.08%
2013.2.1.5 0.58%
2013.2.0.18 2.38%
2013.1.1.7 0.07%
2013.1.0.32 8.14%
2013.1.0.31 0.02%
2013.1.0.4 0.02%
2012.6.3.28 0.11%
2012.6.3.2 0.79%
2012.6.0.72 0.13%
2012.6.0.53 0.11%

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Norton Identity Safe

What is Norton Identity Safe?  (from Symantec)

Norton ™ Identity Safe is a password manager that makes logging into your favorite web sites easier, faster and more secure. Never again forget a user name or password. Ever. Stop filling in the same forms over and over. Warns you of unsafe sites right in your search results and blocks them. Stores your passwords and ...  Read more

Overview

Norton Identity Safe is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 2014.6.0.27, 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. 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 primary executable is named coInst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 109 files and is usually about 52.21 MB (54,747,591 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 56% of users of Norton Identity Safe come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: identitysafe.norton.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Identity Safe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{92622AAD-05E8-4459-B256-765CE1E929FB}\NST\LicenseType\2013.2.0.18\InstStub.exe /X /ARP
Estimated size: 52.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Identity Safe

Program executable:coInst.exe
Name:Norton Identity Safe
coCustomAction
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton Identity Safe\Engine\2012.6.0.72\coInst.exe
MD5:370f1d5d2dee333c0375867ed7b890ec
Additional files:
  • lue.dll - Symantec LiveUpdate Technologies (Symantec LiveUpdate Engine)
  • dulucbk.dll - Symantec Definitions Deployment
  • 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
  • ccl120u.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
  • ccsvchst.exe - Symantec Service Framework
  • ccvrtrst.dll - Symantec Trust Validation Engine
  • defutdcd.dll - Symantec Definition Utilities
  • ducclib.dll
  • cltaldis.dll - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Shared Component)
  • cltlmj.dll
  • cltpe.dll
  • cltrt.exe
  • coactmgr.dll - Norton Identity Safe (coActMgr)
  • codatapr.dll - coDataProvider
  • coffpl19.dll - coFirefoxPlugIn
  • coffpl20.dll
  • coffpl21.dll
  • coFFPl22.dll
  • coFFPl23.dll
  • coFFPl24.dll
  • coFFPl25.dll
  • coffpl26.dll
  • coffpl27.dll
  • coffpl28.dll
  • coffpl29.dll
  • coFFPl30.dll
  • coffplgn.dll
  • coidsafe.dll - coIDSafe
  • coieplg.dll - coIEPlugIn
  • coinst.exe - coCustomAction
  • comcplug.dll - Message Center PlugIn
  • coparse.dll - coParse
  • cosastub.exe - Standalone IDSafe Stub
  • cosfshre.dll - coSafeShare
  • coshdobj.dll - coShdObj
  • cosvcplg.dll - coServicePlugIn
  • couictlr.dll
  • cowpplg.dll - coWebAuthPlugIn
  • difval.dll - DING File Validation
  • diarkive.dll - InstallToolBox (InstallToolBox Archive)
  • diluecbk.dll - InstallToolBox LUE Callback
  • dimaster.dll - InstallToolBox Service
  • distrptr.dll - Stat Reporter Job Worker
  • comm.dll - Oxygen Client (Communications Service)
  • datastor.dll - Data Store
  • ecmldr32.dll - ECOM Loader (Symantec Engine Common Object Model Loader)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • coieplg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Norton Identity Protection' with the class of {AB4C7833-A6EC-433f-B9FE-6B14B1A2F836}.
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}.
Service
  • ccSvcHst.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Internet Security CBE' (NIS) "Norton Internet Security CBE".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • cosastub.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'IDSS_STARTUP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Norton Identity Safe\Engine\2014.7.0.47\coSAStub.exe /install /force.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ccsvchst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\20.4.0.40\ccsvchst.exe'.
Network connections
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.100 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.101 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.103 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.105 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.106 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.108 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.109 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.118 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.89 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to 143.127.93.90 (port 80).
  • Plus 61 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ccsvchst.exe
Memory:36.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046398889%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00250308%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00213680%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,023,135
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:6
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.8 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:331.21 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Norton Identity Safe?

Quickly and completely remove Norton Identity Safe 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 Identity Safe 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 Identity Safe, 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 Identity Safe.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Norton Identity Safe you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.54%
Windows 8 25.01%
Windows XP 7.35%
Windows Vista 7.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.14%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.64%
Windows 8.1 7.51%
Windows 8 7.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.94%
  United Kingdom 3.99%
  Germany 3.76%
  Canada 3.31%
  Italy 2.72%
  Australia 1.98%
  India 1.95%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Brazil 1.80%
  Israel 1.78%
  Netherlands 1.63%
  France 1.49%
  Spain 1.19%
  Mexico 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.17%
Dell 21.23%
Acer 13.79%
Toshiba 9.87%
ASUS 6.95%
Samsung 6.91%
GIGABYTE 4.45%
Lenovo 2.57%
Intel 2.15%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.59%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.42%

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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Twitterfollower8 months ago
You could visit the following KB to solve thihs problem, https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v72380606_EndUserProfile_en_us