Symantec Service Framework

ccSvcHst.exe. What is it?

ccSvcHst.exe is Symantec Service Framework.

This file is part of Symantec Security Technologies. CcSvcHst.exe is developed by Symantec Corporation. It’s a hidden file. CcSvcHst.exe is usually located in the %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON% sub-folder and its usual size is 92,320 bytes.

The ccSvcHst.exe gets installed onto your computer together with Norton security software. The ccSvcHst.exe file displays Norton products GUI (Graphical User Interface). If ccSvcHst.exe encounters a problem, Norton’s GUI will drop and can only be displayed after you reboot your computer.

The ccSvcHst.exe file is a part of almost all Norton products. This file has to be present in the Norton installation pack, because without it the user interface will be unavailable and the user will not be able to interact with the software.

Important: malware can mask itself as ccSvcHst.exe. Scan your computer with Auslogics Antivirus to make sure it's not infected.

How to fix ccSvcHst.exe 100% CPU Usage

If you see that the ccSvcHst.exe process is causing high CPU usage, try updating your Norton product. Chances are that there is a patch available. If you don’t have any Symantec products installed on your computer, but see ccSvcHst.exe in the Task Manager, your computer is infected. Stop the process and scan your computer with reliable and up-to-date antivirus software.

However, if you have a Symantec product installed and updating it didn’t help, the problem might be caused by Internet Explorer’s Phishing filter. This usually happens only when you load certain pages. The Phishing filter scans all pages you access. Most pages take only a few seconds to scan, other pages need longer, like a couple of minutes. But some pages get scanned constantly, because ccSvcHst.exe can’t see the end of the page. That’s when it’s CPU usage spikes to 100%.

Usually stopping the Norton Antivirus Phishing filter solves this problem:

1. Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools Internet OptionsAdvanced
2. Select the Reset button. All cookies will be reset and the Phishing filter will be removed from Internet Explorer.
3. Restart Internet Explorer. Everything should be running normally.


The ccSvcHst.exe process is safe, and you can safely disable it. Some other processes use the same file name.


Author: Symantec CorporationPart Of: Symantec Security TechnologiesCommon path(s): subfolder %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%
subfolder %PROGRAM_FILES%


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like ccSvcHst.exe. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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