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Should I remove Norton Security Scan?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #720
United States Rank #657
Reach 1.1731%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.29 days
391.97 days >
Average installed length: 205.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.1.0.29 0.36%
4.1.0.28 9.39%
4.0.3.27 10.35%
4.0.3.26 0.17%
4.0.3.24 5.68%
4.0.1.16 14.73%
4.0.0.48 2.76%
4.0.0.46 1.33%
3.7.7.4 0.22%
3.7.6.5 6.77%
3.7.5.5 2.71%
3.7.4.10 0.59%
3.7.3.16 0.11%
3.7.2.10 4.32%
3.7.2.5 10.75%
3.7.1.4 1.08%
3.7.0.18 0.28%
3.6.1.11 3.61%
3.6.0.31 0.68%
3.5.3.1 0.67%
3.5.2.10 0.54%
3.5.2.9 0.03%
3.5.1.18 0.03%
3.5.1.10 1.44%
3.5.1.8 1.98%
3.5.1.6 1.05%
3.5.0.20 0.05%
3.1.3.7 0.25%
3.1.3.6 0.14%
3.1.3.5 0.05%
3.1.2.9 0.29%
3.1.1.6 0.71%
3.1.0.21 0.25%
3.0.1.8 4.38%
3.0.0.103 1.41%
2.7.6.13 0.45%
2.7.6.3 0.36%
2.7.3.34 6.15%
2.7.0.52 1.78%
2.3.0.44 1.08%
1.4.0 0.60%
1.3.0 0.26%
1.2.0 0.17%

Other programs by Symantec

Norton Security Scan

What is Norton Security Scan?

Norton Security Scan is a software tool designed to help you understand if your computer is currently protected from known threats. Norton Security Scan will scan your computer and identify if there are existing viruses, worms, spyware, unwanted adware or Trojans residing on your computer. Norton Security Scan checks to see how your computer is currently protected. The software is sometimes bundled with various download managers (pay-per-install monetization programs) or can be downloaded from the web site.

About  (from Symantec)

Scans look at files, running processes, the boot sector and other parts of your computer to look for viruses and spyware. This is generally done by looking in each file for an actual virus or spyware. A quick scan looks at the most common places that are infected by viruses and spyware while a full scan checks every fi...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 4.0.1.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named symbos.exe. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 13.68 MB (14,344,025 bytes).
Norton Security Scan has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Security Scan
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Norton Security Scan\Engine\3.7.2.5\InstWrap.exe
Estimated size: 13.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Security Scan

Program executable:symbos.exe
Name:Standalone Scanner Components
Report Card
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton Security Scan\symbos.exe
MD5:acdec623e93fa104c9d8efb963a43bc1
Additional files:
  • ccL100U.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec Library)
  • ccL120U.dll
  • ccL80U.dll
  • ccScanw.dll - Symantec Scan Engine
  • ccVrTrst.dll - Symantec Trust Validation Engine
  • msl.dll - Symantec MS Light Library
  • BilBDRes.dll - Standalone Scanner Components (Norton Security Scan)
  • Config.dll
  • dec_abi.dll - Symantec Decomposer Component (Symantec Decomposer Component Library)
  • DefLoad.exe - Norton Security Scan Definitions Updater
  • DefUtDCD.dll - Symantec Definition Utilities
  • HeartBt.dll
  • Instwrap.exe
  • InstWRes.dll
  • NPIWrap.dll
  • Nss.exe
  • NssMetro.exe
  • PrdDtRes.dll
  • RevList.dll
  • RptCdRes.dll - Report Card
  • SAUpdt.dll - Norton Standalone Updater
  • ScanCore.dll - Norton Security Scan Core
  • ScanRes.dll
  • ScanText.dll
  • SKU.dll
  • SKUCfg.dll
  • SKURes.dll
  • NAVENG32.DLL - Symantec Antivirus Engine (AV Engine)
  • NAVEX32A.DLL
  • diFVal.dll - Norton Security Scan (DING File Validation)
  • diLueCbk.dll - InstallToolBox (InstallToolBox LUE Callback)
  • SymInstallStub.exe - SymInstallStub
  • cceraser.dll - ERASER ENGINE (Symantec Eraser Engine)
  • pePIDyn.dll - PE Components (Norton Product Identifier)
  • pePIRes.dll - Norton Product Identifier Resources
  • ecmldr32.dll - ECOM Loader (Symantec Engine Common Object Model Loader)
  • ECMSVR32.DLL - ECOM Server (Symantec Engine Common Object Model Server)
  • SymDltCl.dll - SymDelta (SymDelta client DLL)
  • SymCCIS.dll - SymCCIS
  • SymCCISE.exe
  • SymHTML.dll - SymHTML

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Nss.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton Security Scan for Jake Koiyoth' (runs weekly on Fridays at 2:54 PM).
  • InstWrap.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3181BE9-BF2B-4573-85CB-C45AADC177D4}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Nss.exe
Total CPU:0.0016663444%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00066756%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00099878%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Norton Security Scan?

Quickly and completely remove Norton Security Scan from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Norton Security Scan from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Norton Security Scan 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 Scan, 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 Scan.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#720

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.45%
Windows Vista 15.47%
Windows XP 10.13%
Windows 8 8.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.80%
Windows 7 Professional 7.91%
Windows 8 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.32%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Brazil 3.03%
  Canada 2.86%
  Germany 2.85%
  France 1.96%
  MA 1.70%
  Israel 1.57%
  Australia 1.48%
  Italy 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Belgium 1.34%
  Turkey 1.27%
  Japan 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.94%
Dell 25.56%
Acer 19.01%
Toshiba 9.59%
ASUS 6.55%
GIGABYTE 3.94%
Lenovo 2.90%
Samsung 2.22%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Intel 1.30%
Sahara 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.83%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.28%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.22%

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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