What is ccapp.exe?

Windows Process Description:
The ccapp.exe process is listed to several valid processes developed by Symantec Corporation. The ccapp.exe is defined with various process such as Symantec User Session, Common Client CC App, Common Client User Session and Symantec Common Client User Session. These processes are related to a number of sofwares linked to products released by Symantec namely Client and Host Security Platform, Norton AntiVirus, Symantec AntiVirus, Symantec Client Security, Common Client CC App, Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, and Symantec Security Technologies. With the execution of the ccapp.exe process, it calls the host of DLLs, Exes, and other processes that are needed to run the software it supports.

The ccapp.exe file is an application that launches Norton Antivirus. The process ccapp.exe is a valid process, and is recommended to run at startup if the user wishes to ensure the system’s security and acquire the complete function of the software it is attached.

The ccapp.exe has a known file size of 58992 bytes on Windows XP. The process ccapp.exe is not an essential Windows system process. The ccapp.exe process creates an icon for the program on the taskbar next to the system clock. It has it’s own digital signature and is a Verisign signed file.

Norton Antivirus is the software that houses the ccapp.exe file. Norton Antivirus comes with advanced security features upon its release of its newly developed Norton Antivirus 2008. Norton Antivirus offers security features such as e-mail protection, spyware and virus detector, spyware and worm blocker, and its rootkit detection that finds and removes hidden threats. This software also includes other helpful services such as Network Mapping and protection updates.

The ccapp.exe file which is included in the Norton Antivirus package requires 300 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM and 300 MB hard disk space. Its email scanning supports instant messenger clients namely Yahoo!, AOL, Mocrosft and Trillian. The system must also be POP3 and SMTP compatible to acquire the features of the email scanning service.

Symantec Corporation

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Part Of:
Norton Anti Virus

Memory Usage:
Low. The dlg.exe uses 58992 bytes worth of RAM resources.

System Process:


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Common Path:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe