What is CCSVCHST.exe?

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If your computer is suddenly extremely slow, you may have noticed, by using Windows' Task Manager, that a file named "CcSvcHst.exe" is using almost all of your CPU's processing power. You might then be left wondering which application this executable file with the cryptic name belongs to, and how to stop it from bringing your system to a crawl.

Symantec Service Framework

  • CcSvcHst.exe is an executable file that is responsible for displaying the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of several applications developed by Symantec Corporation, such as Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security.

If CcSvcHst.exe Is Using All of Your Computer's Resources

  • Because CcSvcHst.exe is a critical part of your Symantec product, it is impossible to remove that file from your computer without completely uninstalling your security suite. Fortunately, it is possible to keep your Symantec product installed and prevent CcSvcHst.exe from slowing down your computer. If CcSvcHst.exe is currently using too many resources, right-click on your Symantec product's icon in the taskbar and disable Autoprotect until the next system restart. You can then restart your computer. CcSvcHst.exe will then launch again, this time using just the resources it needs and nothing more.

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