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Should I remove Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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110.02.1573 14.29%
110.01.1533 21.43%
110.00.1502 25.00%
83.00.1331 3.57%
82.00.01117 7.14%
80.10.984 21.43%
80.00.984 7.14%

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Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools

What is Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools?  (from Symantec)

Symantec Ghost is the industry’s most widely-used deployment, system management, and computer imaging software solution. Use Ghost’s proven hardware-independent imaging capabilities to significantly accelerate day-to-day imaging and deployment needs. This Windows migration software can also migrate all your client syst...  Read more


Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is 110.00.1502, 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. 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 software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 275.56 MB (288,947,138 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 61% of users of Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: service.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{75CBE62D-E961-42B4-0084-2314E5B00035}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 275.56 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools

  • vdisk.exe - Symantec Ghost Floppy Image Creation Tool
  • Int86_32.dll - Symantec Ghost Disk Access Service
  • win32ui.dll - Symantec Ghost Common UI Library
  • GhoShExt.dll - Symantec Ghost Shell Extension
  • ngtray.exe - Symantec Ghost Solution Suite (Ghost System Tray Provider)
  • GhWalk32.exe - Symantec SID changing utlity
  • WmiInstalledProduct.dll - Symantec Ghost WMI Provider
  • WmiMachineInformation.dll
  • WmiSymantecGhostEnterprise.dll
  • Collector.dll - Symantec Ghost AI-Template
  • Ghost Boot Wizard.exe - Symantec Ghost Boot Wizard
  • 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
  • ngserver.exe - Symantec Ghost Enterprise (Symantec Ghost Configuration Server)
  • thread.dll - thread
  • update.exe - archive
  • Header32.exe - Symantec Ghost AI-Header
  • Ghostexp.exe - Symantec Ghost Explorer
  • SUMPackageExplorer.exe - Symantec User Migration (Symantec User Migration Package Explorer)
  • ngcons.exe - Symantec Ghost Console
  • omnifs32.exe - Symantec Omnifs (Multiple filesystem access utility)
  • gdisk32.exe - Symantec GDisk (Fixed Disk Partitioning Utility)
  • GhConfig32.exe - Symantec Ghost (Utility for retrieving network configuration details)
  • ghost32.exe
  • GhRegEdit32.exe - GhRegEdit32 (Symantec Offline Registry Editor)
  • MachConf.dll - MachConf (Symantec Ghost Machine Configuration Reader)
  • imgedit.dll (by 3Com) - 3Com bwimg (Boot image file editor)
  • gdisk.exe
  • ghost.exe
  • ghstwalk.exe
  • ngctdos.exe
  • omnifs.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ngserver.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Ghost Win32 Configuration Server' (NGServer).
2 Startup Files (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".
  • ngserver.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NGServer' which loads as C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\ngserver.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ngserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\ngserver.exe'.
  • GhostSrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\GhostSrv.exe'.

How do I remove Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools?

Quickly and completely remove Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Symantec Ghost Console and Standard Tools 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 Ghost Console and Standard Tools, 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 Ghost Console and Standard Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 21%
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 7 53.57%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 10 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.53%
  Canada 10.53%
  United Kingdom 7.89%
  Slovenia 2.63%
  Thailand 2.63%
  Taiwan 2.63%
  Qatar 2.63%
  Finland 2.63%
  Australia 2.63%
  India 2.63%
  Hungary 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
American Megatrends 19.05%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Acer 9.52%
ASUS 4.76%
Sahara 4.76%
Intel 4.76%
Alienware 4.76%
Common models
IBM 8114W2D 5.00%
Dell OptiPlex 960 5.00%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 5.00%
Dell OptiPlex 380 5.00%

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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