What’s with Norton AntiVirus and the errors?

Ever since I installed Norton on my computer, I’ve been getting a couple weird, annoying errors. I’ve used a lot of computers and virus scanners so it’s not something that’s new, it’s just extremely frustrating.

Everything is installed correctly and I have all the updates, but it still ends the program thanks to a stupid error. The file causing the error is the ccsvchst.exe file. The file itself isn’t considered essential for the proper functioning of the system itself, but it is required to run Norton AntiVirus without causing problems.

Some other associated applications are Symantec and some of the scanners from those products as well.

At first I thought I had a virus or something, but in reality, it’s just an annoying error with the file itself. Some sites suggest to delete and reinstall the program. Others suggest running scans to make sure nothing is in fact infected. I think doing both of them will be the best bet to make sure my entire computer is safe and free from viruses or other malicious activity.

I was able to find a detailed writeup on the csrss.exe error and learn a bit about some of the other reasons this error may be showing. Pretty solid info and helpful for most people, especially if you are getting the error and want to get rid of it.

I’m glad I found errorBoss as the articles have been really helpful. You can also check out Symantec for more information or read about malware here.