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4% remove it96% keep it
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Average installed length: 106.27 days


VersionDistribution 10.00% 70.00% 20.00%

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Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation

What is Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation?  (from Symantec)

Stay protected with the world’s most trusted antivirus software (based on the NPD Group’s retail Top Selling Business Software list). Norton AntiVirus 2006 wards off a host of Internet threats. Whether its surfing or chatting, emailing or file swapping, Norton AntiVirus is constantly at work in the background, automati...  Read more


Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 106 files and is usually about 32.36 MB (33,936,012 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymSetup\{C6F5B6CF-609C-428E-876F-CA83176C021B}.exe" /X
Estimated size: 32.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation

  • ccAVMail.dll - Client and Host Security Platform (Symantec Email Scanner)
  • ccIMScan.dll - Symantec Instant Message Scanner
  • ccIMScn.exe
  • OfficeAV.dll - Symantec Office Document Scanner
  • rcOffcAV.dll - Symantec Office Document Scanner Resource DLL
  • N32call.dll - Norton AntiVirus Core Technology (Norton AntiVirus Engine Callbacks)
  • Navap32.dll - Symantec AntiVirus AutoProtect (AutoProtect DLL)
  • ActRes.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • AVSTE.dll - Symantec Shared Component
  • CfgWiz.exe
  • CLTCHK01.dll
  • DJSAlert.dll
  • LtChkRes.dll
  • SymLCUI.dll
  • SymSubWz.dll - Symantec Subscription Wizard
  • avFMST.dll - Norton Security Console (Norton Security Console Feature Master)
  • avFPXY.dll - Norton Security Console Feature Proxy
  • 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
  • avNSCPlg.dll - Norton AntiVirus Security Console Plug-in
  • AVRES.dll - Norton AntiVirus AVRES Resources
  • CfgWzRes.dll - Norton AntiVirus Information Wizard
  • DefAlert.dll - Norton AntiVirus DefAlert
  • HPP32.dll - Norton AntiVirus HPP App Module
  • HPPEVT32.dll - Norton AntiVirusHPP Events Module
  • HPPLV32.dll - Norton AntiVirusHPP Log Viewer Module
  • HPPSCR32.dll - Norton AntiVirusHPP Script Helper Module
  • N32Exclu.dll - Norton AntiVirusNAV Exclusions Module
  • 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 AntiVirus Options Refresh
  • NAVOpts.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVOptions Module
  • navprod.dll - Norton AntiVirus NAVProd
  • NAVPwd.dll - Norton AntiVirus Password Manager Module
  • NavShcom.exe - Norton AntiVirus Shell Extension Helper Module
  • NavShcPS.dll
  • NavShExt.dll - Norton AntiVirus Shell Extension 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
  • Navwnt.exe - Norton AntiVirus Scanner Stub
  • Scandlvr.dll - Norton AntiVirus Scan and Deliver
  • Scandres.dll
  • ScanMgr.dll - Norton AntiVirus Scan Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • NavShExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu' with a class of {FAD61B3D-699D-49B2-BE16-7F82CB4C59CA}.
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 {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} (NAV Helper).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • NavShExt.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Norton AntiVirus' with the class of {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • NavShExt.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Norton AntiVirus' with a class of {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B}.
  • NAVAPSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service' (navapsvc) "Handles Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect events.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CfgWiz.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NAV CfgWiz' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\CfgWiz.exe" /GUID {0D7956A2-5A08-4ec2-A72C-DF8495A66016} /MODE CfgWiz /CMDLINE "REBOOT".

How do I remove Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall Norton AntiVirus 2006 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 2006 (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 2006 Symantec Corporation.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Norton AntiVirus 2006 Symantec Corporation you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 70%
Win 7 (SP1) 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.00%
Windows 7 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 94.74%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.71%
  France 5.71%
  Israel 5.71%
  Taiwan 2.86%
  Finland 2.86%
  Sweden 2.86%
  Japan 2.86%
  Czech Republic 2.86%
  Italy 2.86%
  Malaysia 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 41.18%
Sahara 35.29%
Hewlett-Packard 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Common models
Acer Aspire 3050 11.11%
Gateway GT4016 5.56%
Dell Computer XPS-Z ... 5.56%
Compaq Presario 061 EL445... 5.56%
AVERATEC 3260 Series 5.56%

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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