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6% remove it94% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 0.50 days


VersionDistribution 11.11% 11.11% 7.41% 3.70% 3.70% 3.70% 59.26%

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Norton Internet Security 2005 Symantec Corporation

What is Norton Internet Security 2005 Symantec Corporation?  (from Symantec)

Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2005 provides essential protection from viruses, hackers, and privacy threats in one easy-to-use solution. Norton AntiVirus is the world’s most-trusted antivirus solution.* Norton Personal Firewall keeps personal data in and hackers out. Norton Privacy Control prevents personal infor...  Read more


Norton Internet Security 2005 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 primary executable is named alertast.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 32.22 MB (33,781,758 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 58% of users of Norton Internet Security 2005 Symantec Corporation come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymSetup\{A93C9E60-29B6-49da-BA21-F70AC6AADE20}.exe /X
Estimated size: 32.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Internet Security 2005 Symantec Corporation

Program executable:alertast.exe
Name:Norton Internet Security
Alert Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\norton internet security\alertast.exe
Additional files:
  • ccALE.dll - Client and Host Security Platform (Symantec Application Lookup Engine)
  • ccEmFlSv.exe - Symantec Email Confidential Info
  • ccEmlflt.dll - Symantec Email Confidential Info Scanner
  • ccFWSetg.dll - Symantec Firewall Settings Engine
  • ccRuleIO.dll - Symantec Firewall Rules Engine
  • ActRes.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • CfgWiz.exe
  • DJSAlert.dll
  • LRSend.exe
  • LtChkRes.dll - Symantec Lockdown Screen
  • ACDisp.dll - Symantec Shared Component (Application Control Dispatch)
  • ALECmpBR.dll - ALECmpBR
  • ALEUpdat.exe - ALEUpdate
  • FREAles.dll - FRE Ale Files Plug-in
  • FREInteg.dll - FRE Integrator
  • FRERules.dll - FRE Rules Plug-in
  • FWRuleIO.dll - Firewall Rule IO
  • fwUI.dll - Firewall Configuration Interface
  • HNetCore.dll - HNetCore
  • ICFMgr.dll - ICF Manager
  • ISLuCbk.dll - ISLUCBK
  • ISWrap.dll - Internet Security COM Wrappers
  • niscmnht.dll - Internet Security niscmnht
  • ALEScan.exe - Norton Internet Security (Norton Internet Security Program Scanner)
  • CfgWzRes.dll - NIS Configwiz Resource
  • FREPCtrl.dll - FRE PCtrl Plug-in
  • FREPrvcy.dll - FRE Privacy
  • FRESettg.dll - FRE Settings
  • HNetWiz.exe - Home Network Wizard
  • iamstats.exe - Norton Internet Security Statistics
  • ISLAlert.dll - ISLAlert DLL
  • ISSTE.dll
  • ISSVC.exe - IS Service
  • LocWiz.dll - Internet Security Location Wizard
  • NISABOUT.DLL - AboutBox
  • NisAlert.dll - Norton Internet Security Alert
  • NisCfgWz.dll - NIS Configuration Wizard
  • nislcom.dll - NIS License Wrapper
  • NISLUCBK.DLL - UserManager Callback
  • NisLVPlg.dll - Internet Security Log Viewer Plugin
  • nisopts.dll - NIS Options
  • NISPLUG.DLL - Integrator Plugin
  • NISProd.dll - NIS Product Plugin
  • nisres.dll - Resource DLL
  • NisTray.dll - Norton Internet Security System Tray
  • ObrkAV.dll - Outbreak Alert AV Wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ISSVC.exe runs as a service named 'ISSVC' (ISSVC) "Internet Security Service".
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 Internet Security 2005 Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall Norton Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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 Internet Security 2005 Symantec Corporation.

Win XP 67%
Win 10 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 81.48%
Windows 7 14.81%
Windows 10 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 91.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  Germany 12.90%
  France 3.23%
  Norway 3.23%
  Sweden 3.23%
  New Zealand 3.23%
  Spain 3.23%
  Israel 3.23%
  Canada 3.23%
  Italy 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 33.33%
Dell 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Acer 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Intel 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Gateway 4.17%
Common models
LENOVO 7668CTO 4.76%
Gateway 842GM ... 4.76%
ASUSTeK A7V 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite M60 4.76%
Sony VGC-RB34G 4.76%

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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