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Question: What Is CCAPP.exe?

Can you tell me what CCAPP.exe is?


Ha! I'm sorry. I don't mean to laugh. Your question is short and simple, but somehow I suspect there's a wealth of grief behind that question.

Let me guess. Your computer is bogging down. You're losing your network/internet connection. And when you visit your computer's Task Manager, you find that CCAPP.exe is a process which is either taking up the bulk of your memory, or the bulk of your CPU processing.

Am I right?

I know, you were hoping I would tell you it's a virus, and you can get rid of it. Unfortunately, CCAPP.exe is a vital part of the Norton Internet Security system. It's actually part of what is protecting you from getting viruses.

You know what this means, right? It means you can't just stop it from processing, because then you open your computer wide open for attacks.

It's not at all uncommon to see this behemoth of a process taking up more than 50% of your system's CPU resources, and when it does that, everything else slows to a crawl.

What to do? So far I haven't seen Symantec addressing this issue, other than to have a page on their site which explains that you must not disable this process. So leave it running, and suffer. And the next time Norton asks you to renew your subscription, carefully consider the pros and cons of all the Internet Security packages out there before you renew.

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