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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #35,903
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VersionDistribution 36.73% 2.04% 57.14% 4.08%

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Norton Ghost 10.0

What is Norton Ghost?  (from Symantec)

Automatically backup and recover everything on yourcomputer Product Information Save the stuff you care about with the new Norton Ghost. From photos and music to tax documents, Norton Ghost 10.0 automatically backs up and recovers everything on your computer. Reliable, efficient, and versatile, Norton Ghost optimizes b...  Read more


Norton Ghost 10.0 is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, 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 software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 100.99 MB (105,890,604 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Norton Ghost come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{32F720F5-2D0D-4245-A2B0-9EB3CECF8101}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 100.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Ghost 10.0

  • ccl35.dll - Client and Host Security Platform (Symantec Library)
  • ActRes.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • CfgWiz.exe
  • GhostSte.dll - Symantec Shared Component
  • LRSend.exe
  • SymLCUI.dll
  • SymUIHlp.dll - Symantec UI Helper
  • GhostCfg.dll - Norton SystemWorks (Norton Ghost Information Wizard)
  • GhostRes.dll - Norton SystemWorks Information Wizard Dll
  • EasySetupInt.dll - Norton Ghost (Support module for EasySetup wizard)
  • GhostCompBr.dll - Ghost Suite Child
  • GhostProdBr.dll - Ghost Suite Owner
  • NSWiGho.dll - NSWiGho
  • SupportGather.exe - Symantec Backup Exec(TM) for Windows Servers (Symantec Gather Utility)
  • CreateSSOImage.exe - Storage Management Engine
  • ModifiableSRD.exe - Symantec Recovery Toolkit (Modifiable SRD)
  • PartInfo.exe
  • RestoreMBR.exe
  • SmeDump.exe
  • thinset.dll - Thinset
  • V2iMountService.exe - Mount Service
  • V2iToc.dll - Image Table of Contents Interface
  • sqlite3.dll - File Change Management (Database Module)
  • ActiveDirConfig.dll - Active Directory module
  • ComConfig.dll - ComConfig module
  • ConfigGenerator.dll - Config Generator module
  • ConsoleControls.dll - Norton Ghost Management Console Controls
  • dotNetBase.dll
  • DrmLicense.dll
  • ErrorGui.dll - ErrorGui
  • FileBackup.dll - File and folder backup and recovery
  • GDPluginRegister.exe - Google Desktop Plugin Register
  • GDSymV2i.dll - Google Desktop Plugin for V2i files
  • GDUrlLauncher.exe - Google Desktop URL launcher
  • GhostTray.exe - Tray Application
  • interop.ComConfig.dll - Interop Assembly
  • interop.EasySetupInt.dll
  • interop.EventMonitors.dll
  • interop.NotifyHandler.dll
  • interop.ObjectPicker.dll
  • Interop.V2iMountService.dll
  • interop.VProAuto.dll
  • interop.VProObj.dll
  • interop.VProProgress.dll
  • interop.VProScheduler.dll
  • interop.VProSvc.dll
  • NotifyHandler.dll - Notification Module
  • ObjectPicker.dll - ObjectPicker Module
  • SeaST.exe - Recovery Support Tool
  • SecurityConfig.exe - Security Configuration application
  • SNMPTrapNotifier.dll - SNMPTrap Dynamic Link Library
  • SpnRegister.dll - SpnRegister Module
  • SymDB.exe - SymDB Module
  • UiMain.exe - Norton Ghost Management Console
  • UIMain_.exe - Data Objects
  • VProAuto.dll - VProAuto Module
  • VProDirWatcher.dll - Directory Watcher Component
  • VProImaging.dll - Imaging Module
  • VProObj.dll
  • VProOneTouch.exe - VProOneTouch
  • VProProgress.dll - Progress and Performance dialog

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VProSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Ghost' (Norton Ghost) "Administrative service for scheduling and disk imaging.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VProTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Norton Ghost 14.0' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProTray.exe".

How do I remove Norton Ghost?

You can uninstall Norton Ghost 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 Ghost 10.0, 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 Ghost.

Win XP 84%
Win 10 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 87.76%
Windows 7 8.16%
Windows Vista 2.04%
Windows 10 2.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 88.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.22%
Windows 8.1 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.45%
  Spain 8.62%
  France 5.17%
  Italy 5.17%
  Taiwan 3.45%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Sweden 1.72%
  Mexico 1.72%
  Iran 1.72%
  DK 1.72%
  Canada 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.56%
Hewlett-Packard 11.63%
Sony 11.63%
American Megatrends 9.30%
ASUS 9.30%
Toshiba 4.65%
Sahara 2.33%
Compaq 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
NEC 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
Common models
Dell Dell DM061 8.82%
Sony VGN-AR21S 5.88%
Dell Dell DXP051 5.88%
Dell Computer Inspiron 51... 2.94%
ASUSTeK A7N8X2.0 2.94%
75D8P 775Dual-880Pro 2.94%

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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