ROBERT DELORENZO asked on March 20, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Unable To Remove ccSvcHst.exe In Notification Area Icons List
» I can't get rid of ccSvcHst.exx in the list of notification area icons. It indicates that it belongs to Norton Internet Security. And I'm wondering how much other hidden Norton stuff is still on this new computer. I would appreciate any advice on how to remove this. Perhaps there is a third party removal tool that is safe and not provided by Norton that might be more thorough.
When you install Norton software on your computer, the ccsvchst exe process automatically installs itself to your system. This process is also known as the Symantec Service Framework. It displays the graphical user interface of Norton products. For that reason, if this process malfunctions, the Norton graphical interface will not display correctly. If you want to kill the ccsvchst exe process, use simple procedures that are native to your system.
Here is how to remove ccsvchst exe process: Click "Start" in the bottom left corner of the desktop. > Type "cmd" in the search box and press "Enter" to load the Command Prompt. > Type "taskkill /ccsvchst.exe" at the prompt and press "Enter." This will kill the process. Exit the Command Prompt.
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STEPHEN LUSARDI replied on March 26, 2013