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Should I remove Norton Internet Security Symantec Corporation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,490
United States Rank #6,141
Reach 0.0464%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.77 days
258.64 days >
Average installed length: 135.89 days


VersionDistribution 21.31% 28.96% 23.93% 25.03% 0.11% 0.22% 0.11% 0.33%

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Norton Internet Security Symantec Corporation

What is Norton Internet Security Symantec Corporation?

Norton Internet Security, developed by Symantec Corporation, is a computer program that provides malware prevention and removal during subscription period and uses signatures and heuristics to identify viruses. Other features include a personal firewall, email spam filtering, and phishing protection. Symantec distributes the product as a download, a boxed copy, and as OEM software.


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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named nmapapp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 89 files and is usually about 32.82 MB (34,412,222 bytes).

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\{C1C185CA-C531-49F5-A6FA-B838405A049D}_15_0_0_60\Setup.exe" /X
Estimated size: 32.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Internet Security Symantec Corporation

Program executable:nmapapp.exe
Name:Symantec Shared Component
Network Security Map Loader
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\nmapapp.exe
Additional files:
  • actlang.DLL - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Internal Component)
  • SymSubWz.dll - Symantec Subscription Wizard
  • fwAlert.dll - Symantec Shared Component (Firewall Alert)
  • fwAlRes.dll - Firewall Alert Resource
  • fwEvent.dll - Firewall Event
  • fwMCPlug.dll - Firewall Message Center Plug-in
  • fwPlugin.dll - Firewall Agent Plug-in
  • IDSUI.dll - IDS UI
  • IMCfg.dll - Symantec IM Configuration
  • isAbout.dll - isAbout
  • isBTPlg.dll - IS BT Plugin
  • ISBTPlgS.dll
  • isCfgCmp.dll - CfgWzCmp
  • isCfgXml.dll - isCfgPlg Resources
  • ISDataCl.dll - IS Data Cl
  • ISDataSv.dll - IS Data Service
  • isError.dll - isError
  • ISLAlert.dll - ISLAlert DLL
  • ISPrdCtl.dll - IS Product Controller
  • ISProd.dll - ISProd
  • isPwd.dll - Password Manager
  • isPwdSvc.exe - Password Validation
  • isRes.dll - Firewall Shared Localization
  • isUAC.exe - isUAC
  • ISWrkSv.dll - IS Worker Service
  • MCPlgRes.dll - Firewall Message Center Plug-in Resources
  • nisopts.dll - Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus Options
  • nisoptui.exe
  • osCheck.exe - osCheck
  • PgmCtl.dll - Program Control
  • RuleUI.dll - Rule UI
  • SetEvtHp.dll - Settings Event Helper
  • WSCStub.exe - WSCStub
  • ACDisp.dll - Norton Internet Security (Norton Internet Security Application Control Dispatch)
  • AlertAst.exe - Alert Assistant
  • ALEScan.exe - Norton Internet Security Program Scanner
  • ccALE.dll - Norton Internet Security Application Lookup Engine
  • ccFWRuls.dll - Norton Internet Security Firewall Rules Engine
  • ccFWSetg.dll - Norton Internet Security Firewall Settings Engine
  • ccRuleIO.dll
  • CfgWzRes.dll - NIS Configwiz Resource
  • FREPCtrl.dll - FRE PCtrl Plug-in
  • FREPrvcy.dll - FRE Privacy
  • FRERules.dll - FRE Rules
  • FRESettg.dll - FRE Settings
  • fwUI.dll - Norton Internet Security Firewall Configuration Interface
  • HNetCore.dll - Home Networking Wizard Support DLL
  • HNetWiz.exe - Home Network Wizard
  • iamstats.exe - Norton Internet Security Statistics
  • isStatus.dll - Norton Protection Center (Norton Protection Center NIS Status Plugin)
  • ISSTE.dll
  • LocWiz.dll - Location Wizard
  • LogExprt.exe - Norton Internet Security Log Exporter
  • NISABOUT.DLL - AboutBox
  • NISAlert.dll - Norton Internet Security Alert
  • NisCfgWz.dll - NIS Configuration Wizard
  • niscmnht.dll - Norton Internet Security niscmnht
  • NisEmail.dll - NIS Email
  • NisEmSvr.exe - NIS Email Server
  • nislcom.dll - NIS License Wrapper

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}.
  • isPwdSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Convalida password di Symantec IS' (ISPwdSvc) "Servizio gestione account utente".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • osCheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'osCheck' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\osCheck.exe".

How do I remove Norton Internet Security Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall Norton Internet Security 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 (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 Symantec Corporation.

Win Vista (SP2) 44%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 96.07%
Windows XP 1.97%
Windows 7 1.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 80.92%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.08%
Windows Vista Business 1.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.88%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.00%
  France 6.14%
  Canada 4.15%
  United Kingdom 4.07%
  Germany 3.27%
  Spain 2.39%
  Italy 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Belgium 1.12%
  Australia 1.04%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Brazil 0.88%
  India 0.64%
  Austria 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 72.90%
Acer 14.29%
Dell 6.28%
Toshiba 3.20%
ASUS 1.20%
Gateway 1.07%
American Megatrends 0.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 11.09%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 4.16%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.56%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 2.77%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 2.38%

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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