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Windows 7: cannot locate ccSvcHst.exe

09 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 and XP
cannot locate ccSvcHst.exe

Hi there. Just changed my hp pavillion laptop back to Factory image. In the tray, where the notifications are, it lists a ccSvchst.exe. After searching and searching, I cannot find that I have a symantec or norton product on my laptop. And when I search for the file itself, the system does not find it. I'd like to get rid of it. I even used the norton removal tool. That file is STILL listed in the tray. I looked through the startup programs. Nothing. Can anyone help me in that? Where could it be located? On one forum I saw it would be in Program Files-> common file->symantec shared. Nothing... Thanks.

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09 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Let's see if 'Security Check' finds it.

Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of that document.
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09 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 and XP

Thanks, Jacee, for the tip. I hesitated downloading SecurityCheck. Screen 317. Sounds like a strange thing...
Meanwhile I got it fixed by following another lead. It had to do with going into the registry, of deleting iconstreams and pasticonstreams. Then stopping Explorer and restarting Explorer. After a reboot, my tray notification area was clean.
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