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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,660
United States Rank #40,982
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.34 days
275.45 days >
Average installed length: 144.73 days


VersionDistribution 2.78% 8.33% 83.33% 5.56%

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Norton Internet Security 2006 Symantec Corporation

What is Norton Internet Security 2006 Symantec Corporation?  (from Symantec)

Enjoy your connection to the world. Norton Internet Security 2006 gives you the confidence to travel the Internet like never before. A comprehensive set of award-winning tools, Norton Internet Security automatically blocks hackers, viruses, and spyware. It filters out dangerous phishing email and annoying spam, while i...  Read more


Norton Internet Security 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 primary executable is named alertast.exe. The setup package generally installs about 73 files and is usually about 63.18 MB (66,251,450 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 53% of users of Norton Internet Security 2006 Symantec Corporation come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/region/hu/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: 63.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Internet Security 2006 Symantec Corporation

Program executable:alertast.exe
Name: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
  • ActRes.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • CfgWiz.exe
  • CLTCHK01.dll - Symantec Shared Component
  • DJSAlert.dll
  • ISSTE.dll
  • LtChkRes.dll
  • ACDisp.dll - Symantec Shared Component (Application Control Dispatch)
  • ALECmpBR.dll - ALECmpBR
  • ALEUpdat.exe - ALEUpdate
  • ccPwd.dll - Password Manager
  • ccPwdSvc.exe - Password Validation
  • 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
  • isRes.dll - Firewall Shared Localization
  • ISWrap.dll - Internet Security COM Wrappers
  • isFtMst.dll - Norton Security Console (Norton Security Console Feature Master)
  • isFtPxy.dll - Norton Security Console Feature Proxy
  • AlertRes.dll - Internet Security (Alert UI Localization)
  • ALEScan.exe - Internet Security Program Scanner
  • CfgWzRes.dll - NIS Configwiz Resource
  • comHost.exe - COM Aggregation Host
  • FREPCtrl.dll - FRE PCtrl Plug-in
  • FREPrvcy.dll - FRE Privacy
  • FRESettg.dll - FRE Settings
  • HNetRes.dll - Home Network Wizard Localization
  • HNetWiz.exe - Home Network Wizard
  • ISLAlert.dll - ISLAlert DLL
  • ISSvc.dll - Internet Security Service
  • LocRes.dll - Location Wizard Localization
  • LocWiz.dll - Internet Security Location Wizard
  • NISABOUT.DLL - AboutBox
  • NISAlert.dll - Internet Security Alert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • ccPwdSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Internet Security Password Validation' (ccISPwdSvc) "User account management service".
  • comHost.exe runs as a service named 'COM Host' (comHost) "COM aggregation host service".
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 Internet Security 2006 Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall Norton Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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 Internet Security 2006 Symantec Corporation.

Win XP 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 8%
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 91.67%
Windows 7 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 90.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.49%
  France 11.63%
  Canada 6.98%
  Italy 6.98%
  Spain 4.65%
  Singapore 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  Mexico 2.33%
  Iran 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Hungary 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.71%
Toshiba 22.86%
Sahara 14.29%
American Megatrends 11.43%
Sony 11.43%
Dell 5.71%
Packard Bell 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Gateway 2.86%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 13.33%
Compaq Presario 061 RE477... 6.67%
Compaq Presario 061 RE467... 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite P100 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 3.33%

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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