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Should I remove Symantec AntiVirus Client?

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12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 6.67% 6.67% 6.67% 20.00% 6.67% 53.33%

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Symantec AntiVirus Client


Symantec AntiVirus Client is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 23.8 MB (24,960,512 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 62% of users of Symantec AntiVirus Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Romania and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\symantec shared\ssc
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0EFC6259-3AD8-4CD2-BC57-D4937AF5CC0E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.8 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec AntiVirus Client

  • exchngui.ocx - Symantec AntiVirus
  • lddatetm.ocx
  • ldvpctls.ocx
  • ldvpdlgs.ocx
  • ldvptask.ocx
  • ldvpui.ocx
  • ldvpview.ocx
  • lotntsui.ocx
  • scandlgs.dll
  • transman.dll
  • vpshell2.dll
  • webshell.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • vpshell2.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'LDVPMenu' with a class of {BDA77241-42F6-11d0-85E2-00AA001FE28C}.

How do I remove Symantec AntiVirus Client?

Quickly and completely remove Symantec AntiVirus Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Symantec AntiVirus Client 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Symantec AntiVirus Client, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Symantec AntiVirus Client.

Win XP 80%
Win 7 (SP1) 7%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 93.33%
Windows 7 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.54%
  Romania 3.85%
  India 3.85%
  Brazil 3.85%
  Italy 3.85%
  Hungary 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Vietnam 3.85%
  MA 3.85%
  Belgium 3.85%
  Israel 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Intel 14.29%
Compaq 7.14%
Gateway 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 9.09%
Micro-Star MS-7529 9.09%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 9.09%
Gateway E4300 ... 9.09%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 9.09%
HP Compaq nc8430 (EM741AV... 9.09%

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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