What is Nscsrvce.exe

Norton Protection Center Service - Norton Security Console - Symantec Corporation

File description

Nscsrvce.exe with description Norton Protection Center Service is a process file from company Symantec Corporation belonging to product Norton Security Console.
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What is nscsrvce.exe?
This is a critical portion of some versions of the Symantec Norton Internet Security suite and is installed therewith. Its purpose is to facilitate protection against internet-bound attacks (e.g., spyware and mass-mailing worms).

This process is not essential to the operation of the system; however, it is essential to the proper operation of Norton Internet Security. Removing or disabling this program could disable your protection or, in some cases, cause system instability.

Dangers of nscsrvce
As this is a legitimate executable that is installed on many systems with Norton Internet Security, it is possible 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\Security Console. 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 nscsrvce.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
  • "Windows cannot find %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\nscsrvce.exe"
    • It is possible that a virus deleted this file. You will need to reinstall your Norton product.
  • This process uses 100% of the CPU
    • This is a known problem that has many potential causes. It is possible that you have a conflict with another anti-virus program. If you have any other anti-virus software or security software installed, uninstall it.
    • Ensure that your Norton products are up-to-date
    • If the problem persists, reinstall your Norton product.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

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MD5 security rating in our database

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