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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,145
United States Rank #1,191
Reach 0.3007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.58 days
489.17 days >
Average installed length: 257.02 days


VersionDistribution 77.43% 4.84% 5.35% 0.89% 0.39% 6.77% 3.48% 0.15% 0.71%

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Norton Anti-Theft

What is Norton Anti-Theft?  (from Symantec)

Norton Anti-Theft helps you quickly lock and find your PC laptop, MacBook, tablet or smartphone - and protect the invaluable information contained on it - if it's ever lost or stolen. And you can use any browser, anywhere, anytime to find out where it is and who has it and to remotely lock it. Tracks and maps the locat...  Read more


Norton Anti-Theft 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. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is NAT.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.09 MB of memory. The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 50.81 MB (53,279,281 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 87% of users of Norton Anti-Theft come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: antitheft.norton.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Anti-Theft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{CCC44C7A-717C-4ea0-A378-79ADF863BF19}\NAT\562C4DD5\\InstStub.exe /X /ARP
Estimated size: 50.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Anti-Theft

Program executable:NAT.exe
Name:Norton Anti-Theft
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton Anti-Theft\Engine\\NAT.exe
Additional files:
  • lue.dll - Symantec LiveUpdate Technologies (Symantec LiveUpdate Engine)
  • 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
  • ccl110u.dll - Symantec Library
  • ccl120u.dll
  • 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
  • msl.dll - Symantec MS Light Library
  • OEHeur.dll - Symantec OEH
  • nahelper.dll - Symantec Shared Component (Norton Account Helper)
  • sqscr.dll - Norton Settings User Interface
  • sqsvc.dll - Symantec Error Service Plugin
  • symerr.exe - Symantec Error Reporting
  • symv8.dll - Symantec Support Library
  • uiAlert.dll - Norton Protection Center (Norton Protection Center Alert Provider)
  • comm.dll - Norton Online Framework (Communications Service)
  • datastor.dll - Synchronized Data Store
  • log.dll - Event Logger
  • proxyclt.dll - Proxy Client
  • spocclnt.dll - Single Point of Contact Client
  • sqlite.dll - SQLite Wrapper
  • UserCtxt.dll - User Context Plugin
  • UserLog.dll - Logger component for troubleshooting
  • difval.dll - Norton Anti-Theft (DING File Validation)
  • locp.dll - Norton Anti-TheftLocation Provider
  • NAT.exe
  • ppcp.dll - Norton Anti-Theft Credential Provider
  • ppgina.dll - Norton Anti-Theft GINA Stub
  • ppjobs.dll - Norton Anti-TheftJob Workers
  • pplock.exe - Norton Anti-TheftUI Stub
  • ppnative.exe - Norton Anti-Theft ppNative
  • ppplugin.dll - Norton Anti-TheftTrayIcon
  • ppstub.exe
  • diarkive.dll - InstallToolBox (InstallToolBox Archive)
  • diluecbk.dll - InstallToolBox LUE Callback
  • dimaster.dll - InstallToolBox Service
  • diMaster_control.dll
  • distrptr.dll - Stat Reporter Job Worker
  • uimetron.dll - Norton Studio (Norton Metro Notifications)
  • ecmldr32.DLL - ECOM Loader (Symantec Engine Common Object Model Loader)
  • symhtml.dll - SymHTML

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • symerr.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton Error Processor' (runs daily at 03:48).
2 Services
  • ccSvcHst.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Eraser Service' (EraserSvc11220) "Eraser Service, version 112.2.0 in use.".
  • NAT.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Anti-Theft' (NAT) "Norton Anti-Theft".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ccsvchst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccsvchst.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 (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccsvchst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Plus 29 more
  • NAT.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001208011%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005835%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006245%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:688,120
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6.26 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:960 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.24 MB
Total CPU:0.0046398889%
Kernel CPU:0.00250308%
User CPU:0.00213680%
CPU cycles/sec:11,023,135
I/O reads/min:4.8 MB
I/O writes/min:331.21 KB
Total CPU:0.0004951847%
Kernel CPU:0.00016147%
User CPU:0.00033371%

How do I remove Norton Anti-Theft?

You can uninstall Norton Anti-Theft 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Norton Anti-Theft, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Anti-Theft.

Win 10 88%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 88.17%
Windows 7 11.46%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 49.54%
Windows 8 21.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.93%
Windows 10 Home 9.55%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.62%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.10%
  Mexico 1.27%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Canada 0.91%
  Australia 0.66%
  United Kingdom 0.55%
  Germany 0.46%
  France 0.45%
  Belgium 0.37%
  Peru 0.37%
  Norway 0.37%
  Netherlands 0.32%
  Argentina 0.30%
  Chile 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 86.25%
MSI 10.92%
Hewlett-Packard 1.46%
Dell 0.61%
Acer 0.21%
ASUS 0.19%
NEC 0.17%
Samsung 0.10%
Lenovo 0.07%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 14.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 8.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 6.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 5.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-A 4.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 3.44%

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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