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4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #36,230
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115.10.2266 4.00%
115.01.2266 40.00%
115.00.2113 24.00% 4.00% 8.00% 4.00%
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Symantec Ghost Standard Tools

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What is Symantec Ghost 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 Standard Tools 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. 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 primary executable is named ghost.exe. The setup package generally installs about 123 files and is usually about 630.82 KB (645,956 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 81% of users of Symantec Ghost Standard Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FA9B0F6B-AC6D-401C-0099-00000628D82A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 630.82 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Ghost Standard Tools

Program executable:ghost.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\ghost.exe
Additional files:
  • v2idisklib.dll - V2iDiskLib for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 and Norton Ghost 14 (Symantec/VMware interop module.)
  • vdisk.exe - Symantec Ghost Floppy Image Creation Tool
  • vpartition.dll - Virtual Partition Dynamic Link Library
  • vpartition.exe
  • vpartition64.dll
  • SMEUTIL.SYS - Development Build Development Edition (SmeKernelModeUtility.Sys - A kernel mode utility)
  • MigrationAppWizard.exe - Symantec User Migration Content IDE
  • Int86_32.dll - Symantec Ghost Disk Access Service
  • win32ui.dll - Symantec Ghost Common UI Library
  • CustomerFeedbackTool.exe - Symantec Customer Feedback Tool
  • GhoShExt.dll - Symantec Ghost Shell Extension
  • GhWalk32.exe - Symantec SID changing utlity
  • Ghost Boot Wizard.exe - Symantec Ghost Boot Wizard
  • AIBuilder.dll - Symantec Ghost AI-Builder
  • AIBuilder.exe
  • ghostsrv.exe - Symantec GhostCast Server (Symantec GhostCast Server for Windows)
  • ghostsrv_en.dll
  • Install.dll - Symantec Ghost AI-Install
  • ngctw32.exe - Symantec Ghost Enterprise (Symantec Ghost Client Agent)
  • ghDplyAw32.exe - Symantec Deploy Anywhere
  • ghostexp.exe - Symantec Ghost Explorer
  • ghostexp_en.dll
  • ghostexp_ja.dll
  • ghostexp_ko.dll
  • ghostexp_zh.dll
  • ghostexp64.exe
  • SUMPackageExplorer.exe - Symantec User Migration (Symantec User Migration Package Explorer)
  • driverlibraryapi_en.dll - Symantec DriverManager (Driver Database Manager)
  • drivermanager.exe
  • drivermanager64.exe
  • omnifs32.exe - Symantec Omnifs (Multiple filesystem access utility)
  • omnifs64.exe
  • deployanywhere.exe - Symantec Ghost
  • deployanywhere64.exe
  • driverdbmgr.exe - Symantec Driver Database COM Interface
  • driverdbmgr64.exe
  • gdisk32.exe - Symantec GDisk (Fixed Disk Partitioning Utility)
  • gdisk64.exe
  • ghconfig32.exe - Utility for retrieving network configuration details
  • ghconfig64.exe
  • ghost32.exe
  • ghost64.exe
  • ghostimagefile.dll - GhostImageFile (Symantec Ghost Image File Basic Info Retrieval dll)
  • ghostimagefile64.dll
  • ghregedit32.exe - GhRegEdit32 (Symantec Offline Registry Editor)
  • ghregedit64.exe
  • bdc_engine.dll - Symantec BDC_Engine Dynamic Link Library (Symantec BDC_Engine DLL)
  • bootwiz.exe - Symantec Boot Disk Creator
  • bootwiz_de.dll
  • bootwiz_en.dll
  • bootwiz_es.dll
  • bootwiz_fr.dll
  • bootwiz_it.dll
  • bootwiz_jp.dll
  • bootwiz_ko.dll
  • bootwiz_pt.dll
  • bootwiz_ru.dll
  • bootwiz_zh.dll
  • thread.dll - thread
  • thread64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ngctw32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Ghost Client Agent' (NGCLIENT).
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'.

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Or, you can uninstall Symantec Ghost 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 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 Standard Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 10 28%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.00%
Windows 10 28.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 41.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.56%
  Singapore 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  United Arab Emirates 2.78%
  China 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.84%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Lenovo 21.05%
ASUS 10.53%
Alienware 5.26%
Common models
LENOVO 2007VN5 4.55%
Gigabyte H81M-S2PH 4.55%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 4.55%
HP Z210 Workstation 4.55%
HP ProBook 455 G2 4.55%

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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