84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Norton Ghost?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #17,696
United States Rank #21,252
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 446.71 days
1114.31 days >
Average installed length: 585.49 days


76.00.793 22.88%
76.00.789 34.69%
76.00.775 39.85%
70.00.0414 2.21% 0.37%

Other programs by Symantec

Norton Ghost

What is Norton Ghost?  (from Symantec)

Norton Ghost provides professional grade backup and recovery--quickly restore after system failures and recover lost or damaged files. Backup to almost any media, including CD-R/RW and DVD+/-R/RW drives, USB and FireWire devices, network drives, and more. Offsite backup copies recovery points to a FTP site for easier o...  Read more


Norton Ghost is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 76.00.775, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named Ghost.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 4.51 MB (4,727,296 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 30% of users of Norton Ghost come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\symantec\ghost\template\common
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6975E810-C92F-45F0-0BFD-187B312F10E8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Ghost

Program executable:Ghost.exe
Additional files:
  • cmds.exe
  • cmds16.exe
  • e.exe
  • guest.exe
  • mscdex.exe
  • net.exe
  • ohci.exe
  • protman.exe
  • uhci.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, 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.

Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 81.18%
Windows 7 12.92%
Windows 10 2.95%
Windows Server 2003 1.85%
Windows Vista 1.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 81.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.35%
Windows 7 Professional 2.97%
Windows 8 Pro 1.12%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.97%
  Brazil 5.54%
  United Kingdom 5.21%
  France 4.89%
  India 4.23%
  Germany 3.26%
  Belgium 2.61%
  Spain 2.61%
  Canada 2.61%
  Taiwan 2.28%
  Pakistan 2.28%
  Iran 2.28%
  Hungary 1.95%
  Israel 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.08%
Intel 13.19%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
American Megatrends 10.42%
Sahara 8.33%
Acer 4.86%
Lenovo 2.08%
ASUS 2.08%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.64%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.73%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L 2.73%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.