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10% remove it90% keep it
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United States Rank #19,963
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115.10.2266 2.06%
115.01.2298 2.06%
115.01.2269 4.12%
115.01.2266 80.41%
115.00.2113 11.34%

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Symantec Ghost Console Client

What is Symantec Ghost Console Client?  (from Symantec)

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Symantec Ghost Console Client is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 115.01.2266, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 193.69 MB (203,099,270 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 78% of users of Symantec Ghost Console Client come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/business/support/overview.jsp?pid=52023
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A0FEF031-E464-4B30-0AB3-00000DB3717B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 193.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Ghost Console Client

  • V2iDiskLib.dll - V2iDiskLib for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 and Norton Ghost 14 (Symantec/VMware interop module.)
  • VPartition.dll - Virtual Partition Dynamic Link Library
  • win32ui.dll - Symantec Ghost Common UI Library
  • ginastub.dll - Symantec Ghost Login Disabler
  • ngtray.exe - Symantec Ghost Solution Suite (Ghost System Tray Provider)
  • PreventLoginUi.exe
  • GhWalk32.exe - Symantec SID changing utlity
  • WmiInstalledProduct.dll - Symantec Ghost WMI Provider
  • WmiMachineInformation.dll
  • WmiSymantecGhostEnterprise.dll
  • AISnapshot.DLL - Symantec Ghost AI Snapshot
  • AISnapshot.exe
  • Collector.dll - Symantec Ghost AI-Template
  • AIAgent.dll - Symantec Ghost AI-AIAgent (Symantec Ghost AI-Agent)
  • AIBuilder.DLL - Symantec Ghost AI-Builder
  • AIBuilder.exe
  • GhostSrv.exe - Symantec GhostCast Server (Symantec GhostCast Server for Windows)
  • install.dll - Symantec Ghost AI-Install
  • ngctw32.exe - Symantec Ghost Enterprise (Symantec Ghost Client Agent)
  • thread.dll - thread
  • Ghostexp.exe - Symantec Ghost Explorer
  • SCMMAC.dll - Symantec User Migration (Symantec User Migration Module)
  • PreventLoginGpe.dll - PreventLoginGpe (NT based operating systems login preventer)
  • GhConfig32.exe - Symantec Ghost (Utility for retrieving network configuration details)
  • ghost32.exe
  • Ghost64.exe
  • MachConf.dll - MachConf (Symantec Ghost Machine Configuration Reader)
  • gdisk.exe
  • GhConfig.exe
  • ghost.exe
  • ghstwalk.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ngctw32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Ghost Client Agent' (NGCLIENT).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ngtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NGTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\ngtray.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GhostSrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\GhostSrv.exe'.
  • ngctw32.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%programfiles%\Symantec\Ghost\ngctw32.exC:, console client'.

How do I remove Symantec Ghost Console Client?

You can uninstall Symantec Ghost Console 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Symantec Ghost Console Client, 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 Symantec Ghost Console Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.60%
Windows XP 7.22%
Windows 10 4.12%
Windows Vista 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.53%
Windows 7 Enterprise 32.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.37%
Windows Vista Business 2.11%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.11%
Windows 7 Professional N 1.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.61%
  South Africa 3.73%
  Canada 3.73%
  France 2.24%
  Australia 2.24%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Singapore 0.75%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Korea 0.75%
  Japan 0.75%
  Israel 0.75%
  Germany 0.75%
  DK 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.19%
Hewlett-Packard 33.73%
Lenovo 13.25%
Acer 2.41%
Toshiba 1.20%
Intel 1.20%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.49%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.40%
HP Z220 SFF Workstation 3.30%
Dell OptiPlex 990 3.30%
LENOVO 2227A5U 2.20%
Dell OptiPlex 980 2.20%

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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