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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,424
United States Rank #49,580
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.53 days
192.60 days >
Average installed length: 101.20 days


11.0.9 6.90%
11.0.2 10.34%
11.0.1 82.76%

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Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation

What is Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation?  (from Symantec)

Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus 2005 is the world’s most-trusted antivirus solution.* It removes viruses, worms, and Trojan horses automatically--without interrupting your work. Norton AntiVirus defends against malicious code attempting to spread via email messages, instant message attachments, and other sources. New Norto...  Read more


Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is 11.0.1, 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is LRSend.exe. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 22.86 MB (23,975,414 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 58% of users of Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/mxsupport
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\SymSetup\{C6F5B6CF-609C-428E-876F-CA83176C021B}.exe /X
Estimated size: 22.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation

Program executable:LRSend.exe
Name:Symantec Shared Components
Symantec Internal Component
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\LRSend.exe
Additional files:
  • ccAVMail.dll - Client and Host Security Platform (Symantec Email Scanner)
  • ccIMScan.dll - Symantec Instant Message Scanner
  • ccIMScn.exe
  • N32call.dll - Norton AntiVirus Core Technology (Norton AntiVirus Engine Callbacks)
  • ActRes.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • CfgWiz.exe
  • DJSAlert.dll
  • LRSend.exe
  • LtChkRes.dll - Symantec Lockdown Screen
  • SymLCUI.dll - Symantec Shared Component
  • SymUIHlp.dll - Symantec UI Helper
  • AboutPlg.dll - Norton AntiVirus (Norton AntiVirus About Plugin)
  • apwcmdNT.dll - NAV Agent Command Library.
  • apwutil.dll - NAV Agent Utility Library
  • avcompbr.dll - Norton AntiVirus Component BR
  • AVRES.dll - Norton AntiVirus AVRES Resources
  • AVSTE.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAV Shared Component
  • BootWarn.exe - Norton AntiVirus Boot Warning
  • CfgWzRes.dll - Norton AntiVirus Information Wizard
  • DefAlert.dll - Norton AntiVirus DefAlert
  • N32Exclu.dll - Norton AntiVirus Exclusions
  • NAVAPSCR.dll - Norton AntiVirus AutoProtect
  • navapsvc.exe - Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service
  • navapw32.dll - Norton AntiVirus Agent
  • NAVCfgWz.dll
  • NAVComUI.dll - Norton AntiVirus Common UI
  • NAVError.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVError Module
  • NAVEvent.dll - Norton AntiVirus Events
  • Navlcom.dll - Norton AntiVirus NavLicense
  • NAVLnch.dll - Norton AntiVirus Scriptable App Launcher
  • NAVLogV.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVLogV
  • NAVLUCBK.dll - Norton AntiVirus LiveUpdate Callback
  • Navntutl.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVNTUTL
  • NAVOptRF.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAV Options Refresh
  • NAVOpts.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVOptions Module
  • navprod.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVProd
  • NAVShExt.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAVShellExt Module
  • NAVSTATS.dll - Norton AntiVirus Status
  • NAVStub.exe - Norton AntiVirusNAVOptionsStub Module
  • NAVTasks.dll - Norton AntiVirus Tasks Module
  • NAVTskWz.dll - Norton AntiVirus Task Wizard
  • NAVUI.dll - Norton AntiVirus Integrator Plugin
  • NAVUIHTM.dll - Norton AntiVirus HTML Module
  • Navw32.exe - Norton AntiVirus Scanner Module
  • Navap32.dll - AutoProtect (AutoProtect DLL)
  • SavRT32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • NAVShExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu' with a class of {5345A4D5-41EB-4A2F-9616-CE1D4F6C35B2}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • NAVShExt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CNavExtBho Class' with the class of {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} (NAV Helper).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • NAVShExt.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Norton AntiVirus' with the class of {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • NAVShExt.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Norton AntiVirus' with a class of {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}.
Scheduled Task
  • NAVW32.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer - Smart Fuels' (runs weekly on Fridays at 8:00 PM).
  • navapsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service' (navapsvc) "Handles Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect events.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CfgWiz.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Norton SystemWorks' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\cfgwiz.exe" /GUID {05858CFD-5CC4-4ceb-AAAF-CF00BF39736A} /MODE CfgWiz.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CfgWiz.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IS CfgWiz' which loads as C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\cfgwiz.exe /GUID {257BBC47-1B26-432e-9F84-188603799DD3} /MODE CfgWiz /CMDLINE "REBOOT".

How do I remove Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation 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 AntiVirus 2005 (Symantec Corporation), 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 AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Norton AntiVirus 2005 Symantec Corporation you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 83%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 96.55%
Windows 7 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 96.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.14%
  Italy 9.30%
  Spain 4.65%
  Netherlands 4.65%
  Germany 4.65%
  Brazil 2.33%
  France 2.33%
  Switzerland 2.33%
  Finland 2.33%
  Kuwait 2.33%
  Philippines 2.33%
  Canada 2.33%
  United Kingdom 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 26.32%
American Megatrends 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Intel 10.53%
Dell 10.53%
Gateway 10.53%
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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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