What is Ccproxy.exe

Symantec Network Proxy - Client and Host Security Platform - Symantec Corporation

File description

Ccproxy.exe with description Symantec Network Proxy 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
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What is ccProxy.exe?
This is the Symantec Common Client Network Proxy Service. It is the process that acts as a proxy between you and the Internet, allowing it to scan anything that passes in between. It is a component that is included with most Symantec Norton products.

This process is not essential to the proper operation of the system; however, it is essential to the proper operation of your Norton products and, while Norton is installed, your network. If it causes problems for you and you wish to disable it, you should uninstall the Norton software properly. Killing the process or disabling the service will result in you being unable to access the Internet.

Dangers of ccProxy
As this is a legitimate process that is installed on most systems with Norton software, 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 a Symantec- or Norton-related directory under %ProgramFiles%. 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. The following malware is known to disguise itself as ccProxy.exe:
  • Trojan.CCProxy (%SystemRoot%)
    • This is a Trojan horse that allows a remote attacker to take over your system and includes functionality to contact a remote server.
There should typically be no more than one instance of ccProxy.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 any Symantec Norton products installed, the presence of this process is a likely indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • This process uses too much of the CPU
    • This is a common problem. Try updating your Norton products. If the problem persists, you can try reinstalling your Norton software.
  • Internet connection dies after killing this process
    • This is normal. You cannot kill this process if you want to use the Internet, as Norton sets up your system so that all Internet traffic goes through this process.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
004 All users startup startmenu
007 Roaming Start Menu\Programs\Startup
008 Autorun registry entries Default user
010 Installed services
012 Autorun registry entries S-1-5-XX users

Digital signatures found for this file

    Certificate 
77 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
13 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
5 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Service
5 Youngzsoft Co., Ltd. - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4

MD5 security rating in our database

35 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
6 files (Not yet rated and digitally signed)
139 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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Warning: Some malware might rename itself to ccproxy.exe. Always make sure that your file is from a verified publisher.

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