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10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,302
United States Rank #4,793
Reach 0.0482%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.28 days
332.62 days >
Average installed length: 174.77 days


VersionDistribution 33.83% 2.63% 15.07% 7.80% 4.11% 11.38% 4.43% 3.06% 4.43% 2.21% 6.11% 1.90% 1.48% 0.63% 0.21% 0.53% 0.21%

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Norton Zone

What is Norton Zone?  (from Symantec)

Share a folder with friends, family or co-workers and everyone can access, edit and share anything with you in that folder. And when you put your Stuff into Zone, you can access it across your devices, magically in sync. Your collaborators can comment on what you’re sharing making collaboration safer, easier and—dare w...  Read more


Norton Zone is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 NortonZone.exe. The setup package generally installs about 95 files and is usually about 34.9 MB (36,599,584 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 84% of users of Norton Zone come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nortonzone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Zone
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{BF22D0A7-A98B-4726-B4EF-7012A75D3669}\NZ\LicenseType\\InstStub.exe /X /ARP
Estimated size: 34.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Zone

Program executable:NortonZone.exe
Name:Norton Zone
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton Zone\NortonZone.exe
Additional files:
  • NortonZone.exe - Norton Zone
  • lue.dll - Symantec LiveUpdate Technologies (Symantec LiveUpdate Engine)
  • ccalert.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec Alert and Notification)
  • ccerrdsp.dll - Symantec Error Display
  • ccgevt.dll - Symantec ccGenericEvent Engine
  • ccglog.dll - Symantec ccGenericLog Engine
  • ccipc.dll - Symantec ccIPC Engine
  • ccjobmgr.dll - Symantec ccJobMgr Engine
  • ccl120u.dll - Symantec Library
  • ccset.dll - Symantec Settings Manager Engine
  • ccsvc.dll - Symantec ccService Engine
  • ccsvchst.exe - Symantec Service Framework
  • ccvrtrst.dll - Symantec Trust Validation Engine
  • cltAlDis.dll - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Shared Component)
  • cltlmj.dll
  • cltpe.dll
  • cltRT.exe
  • numeng.dll - Symantec Shared Component (Norton Update Manager Engine)
  • sqscr.dll - Norton Settings User Interface
  • sqsvc.dll - Symantec Error Service Plugin
  • symerr.exe - Symantec Error Reporting
  • symv8.dll - Symantec Support Library
  • cltlms.dll - Norton Sync & Share (Norton Zone LMS)
  • famshext.dll - Norton Sync & Share FAM Shell Extension
  • metroPlugin.dll - Norton Sync & Share MetroPlugin
  • metroShellExt.dll - Norton Sync & Share MetroShellExt
  • nzbrow.exe - Norton Sync & Share NZBrow
  • nzlogin.dll - Norton Sync & Share NZLogin
  • nzlogview.exe - Norton Sync & Share LogView
  • nzovrlay.dll - Norton Sync & Share NZOverlay
  • nzplugin.dll
  • nzshlext.dll
  • nzsvc.dll - Norton Sync & Share NZSvc
  • sgrtbjob.dll - Norton Sync & Share Job Workers
  • uidatapr.dll - Norton Sync & Share UIDataPr
  • diarkive.dll - InstallToolBox (InstallToolBox Archive)
  • diluecbk.dll - InstallToolBox LUE Callback
  • dimaster.dll - InstallToolBox Service
  • diMaster_control.dll
  • distrptr.dll - Stat Reporter Job Worker
  • comm.dll - Oxygen Client (Communications Service)
  • datastor.dll - Data Store
  • nahelper.dll - Norton Account Helper
  • proxyclt.dll - Proxy Client
  • spocclnt.dll - SPOC Client
  • sqlite.dll - SQLite
  • userctxt.dll - User Context Plugin
  • difval.dll - DING File Validation
  • nz.exe
  • symhtml.dll - SymHTML
  • dscli.dll - SymDS (Symantec Data Store)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nzshlext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'MetroShellExtImpl' with a class of {8C10E8D5-495E-4EEA-B134-71A36F157365}.
Scheduled Task
  • symerr.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton Error Processor' (runs daily at 03:48).
2 Services
  • nz.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Zone' (NZ) "Norton Zone".
  • ccSvcHst.exe runs as a service named 'Norton AntiVirus.' (NAV) "Norton AntiVirus".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ccSvcHst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccsvchst.exe'.
Network connections
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ccSvcHst.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Plus 20 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046398889%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00250308%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00213680%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,023,135
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.8 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:331.21 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Norton Zone?

You can uninstall Norton Zone 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 Zone, 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 Zone.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.58%
Windows 10 42.95%
Windows Vista 4.32%
Windows XP 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.15%
Windows 8.1 18.37%
Windows 8 6.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.63%
Windows 10 Home 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.69%
  United Kingdom 3.01%
  Australia 1.76%
  Canada 1.32%
  India 1.18%
  Japan 0.73%
  France 0.59%
  Thailand 0.59%
  Belgium 0.51%
  Brazil 0.51%
  Indonesia 0.37%
  Saudi Arabia 0.37%
  Portugal 0.29%
  Sweden 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.36%
Dell 18.74%
Toshiba 10.59%
Acer 8.01%
ASUS 4.15%
Samsung 2.43%
Lenovo 2.15%
Intel 0.86%
Sony 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 8.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.77%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.65%

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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