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Should I remove Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,129
United States Rank #17,671
Reach 0.0076%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 468.71 days
948.17 days >
Average installed length: 498.19 days


VersionDistribution 74.50% 2.68% 18.79%
10.0.109 4.03%

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Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation

What is Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation?  (from Symantec)

Norton SystemWorks also includes Norton AntiVirus, PC Magazine's perennial Editor's Choice Award winner. Norton AntiVirus provides the best detection of both in-the-wild and Word macro viruses, and detects and removes known, unknown, and unidentified viruses. Its LiveUpdate feature simplifies the process of downloading...  Read more


Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is OBC.exe. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 30.65 MB (32,138,762 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 65% of users of Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymSetup\{48969BDB-A81B-4688-8339-F7613436AC3D}_12_0_0_52\SymSetup.exe" /X
Estimated size: 30.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation

Program executable:OBC.exe
Name:Norton SystemWorks
One Button Checkup
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\OBC.exe
Additional files:
  • ccL60.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec Library)
  • ccL60U.dll
  • Alarm.dll - Norton Utilities for Windows (System Doctor Alarm Component)
  • NWDEng.dll - Windows Doctor Engine
  • CLTVault.dll - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Shared Component)
  • DJSMAR00.dll
  • SMNLnch.exe - SIMON Launcher
  • SymLcTnk.dll - Symantec Core Component
  • AboutLaunch.dll - Norton SystemWorks (Norton SystemWorks About Box Launcher)
  • AlertRes.dll - Norton SystemWorks Alert Resource
  • CfgLaunch.dll
  • CfgWzRes.dll - Norton SystemWorks Information Wizard resource
  • LcStub.exe
  • NavPreCOM.dll - Norton SystemWorks Norton Antivirus OBC Plugin
  • NSWAbout.dll - Norton SystemWorks About Box
  • NSWAlert.dll - NSW Alert
  • NSWBTPlg.dll - NSW BT Plugin
  • NSWCfgWz.dll - Norton SystemWorks Information Wizard
  • NswLT.dll
  • NSWProd.dll - NSW Prod Plugin
  • NSWRES.dll - Norton SystemWorks Resource DLL
  • NSWSTE.dll - SystemWorks Suite DLL
  • NswUiHost.exe - Norton SystemWorks Main UI Module
  • NswUiLauncher.dll - Norton SystemWorks User Interface Launcher
  • NswUiRes.dll - Norton SystemWorks Resource Module
  • NswUiTray.exe - Norton SystemWorks System Tray Module
  • OBC.exe - One Button Checkup
  • OBCLauncher.exe
  • OBCMgr.dll - Norton SystemWorks One Button Checkup Mgr
  • osCheck.exe - osCheck
  • osCheckRes.dll
  • PtchInst.dll - Norton SystemWorks Patch Installer
  • SrtStub.exe - Startup Stub
  • STEHlpr.dll
  • SWAbout.dll - Norton SystemWorks Standard About
  • SWBTPlgS.dll - NSW BT Secure Plugin
  • SWDataCl.dll - Norton SystemWorks data provider
  • swlureg.dll - Norton SystemWorks LiveUpdate Resources
  • SWPlugin.dll - Norton SystemWorks Plug-in for the Norton Integrator
  • SWPrdCtl.dll - NSW Product Controller
  • swRes.dll - Norton SystemWorks resource file
  • swStatus.dll - Norton SystemWorks Status Plugin
  • swSymUI.dll - Norton SystemWorks advanced settings
  • swSymUIRes.dll - Norton SystemWorks advanced settings resource
  • swUAC.exe - isUAC
  • SymConfig.exe
  • SymConfigRes.dll
  • WDScnrLK.dll - Norton SystemWorks WinDoctor Plugin for OBC
  • WSPlugin.dll - Norton SystemWorks Norton Web Services plug-in
  • SysOpt.exe - System Optimizer
  • SysOptENU.dll
  • SymTheme.dll - SymTheme (Symantec Theme)
  • SymHTML.dll - SymHTML

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OBC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton SystemWorks One Button Checkup' (runs weekly on Mondays at 12:00).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • NswUiTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NswUiTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition\NswUiTray.exe.
  • osCheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NSWosCheck' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition\osCheck.exe".

How do I remove Norton SystemWorks Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall Norton SystemWorks 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 SystemWorks (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 SystemWorks Symantec Corporation.

Win Vista (SP2) 54%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 57.05%
Windows XP 24.83%
Windows 7 14.09%
Windows 10 4.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.08%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.53%
  United Kingdom 11.82%
  Canada 2.96%
  Austria 1.97%
  Japan 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Belgium 1.48%
  France 1.48%
  Australia 1.48%
  Germany 1.48%
  Mexico 0.99%
  Ireland 0.99%
  Malaysia 0.99%
  Kazakstan 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.17%
Dell 26.96%
Acer 10.43%
Toshiba 6.96%
American Megatrends 6.09%
Intel 4.35%
Gateway 2.61%
Sony 1.74%
Compaq 1.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.94%
Compaq-Presario NP185AA-A... 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.94%
Dell MP061 1.94%
Acer Aspire 6930 1.94%

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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