What is Ccevtmgr.exe

Symantec Event Manager - Client and Host Security Platform - Symantec Corporation

File description

Ccevtmgr.exe with description Symantec Event Manager is a process file from company Symantec Corporation belonging to product Client and Host Security Platform.
The file is digitally signed from Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Symantec Corporation

What is ccEvtMgr.exe?
This is the Symantec Event Manager. It is installed as a part of Norton AntiVirus 2003 and later, as well as Norton Internet Security. Its purpose is to write Norton events to the log file.

This process is not inherently essential to the operation of the system; however, it should not be removed unless it is causing problems. Removing or disabling this program will at minimum disable the virus protection on your system. Note that removing this process on some systems (especially Windows 95, 98 and ME) can cause the system to become unbootable. Exercise extreme caution when deleting this program.

Dangers of ccEvtMgr
As this is a legitimate executable that is installed on most systems with Norton AntiVirus or Norton Internet Security, it is common for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically only one instance of ccEvtMgr.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have a Symantec Norton product installed, the presence of this executable is a likely sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
  • You get an error when trying to run Norton AntiVirus
    • It is possible that a virus disabled Norton AntiVirus. You will need to reinstall it.
  • This process uses 100% of the CPU
    • There are many possible causes for this. You should first check to ensure that you do not have a virus.
    • Once you are sure that your system is clean, install all available updates for Norton AntiVirus.
    • If the problem persists, reinstall your Norton software.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

152 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
33 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Service
18 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
12 CA - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
3 Total Defense, Inc. - GlobalSign TSA for MS Authenticode - G2
1 Total Defense, Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
1 Total Defense, Inc. - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
1 Total Defense, Inc. - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3

MD5 security rating in our database

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7 files (Not yet rated and digitally signed)
311 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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