01-18-2012 10:04 AM
Is it normal for ccsvchst.exe to take up 50% of my CPU for a period of about 10 minutes?
I am running NIS 2012 v220.127.116.11
WinXP Pro 32-bit SP3 current with all MS critical updates
3.2GHz Intel P4
120GB HDD with 55GB free
I see similar spikes running the same NIS product/version on my Intel i7 laptop (Win7 Pro 64-bit SP1; 8GB RAM) but it is only taking 25% of the CPU.
What exactly is this process? What function(s) does it perform and is this kind of usage normal or an indication of a problem?
I have no other a/v (security software) programs installed on either PC.
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01-19-2012 08:52 AM
this is completely normal. During idle times (when you are not using your machine) some idle time background tasks will run. These includes daily quick scans, and (on default settings) a monthly full system scan of your machine. You can check what jobs can be done during the idle time please open the product, click on Performance, and on the left side click on Norton Tasks.
Let us know if you have more questions :).
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v18.104.22.168, Norton Utilities 16, Symantec System Recovery 2013
01-19-2012 09:40 AM
If it last for more than 15-20 minutes it is not a quick scan I believe causing this. I choose to do manual live updates to minimize disk usage. I would go through in Norton the Misc settings use Silent Mode and Norton Computer settings and disable ide time scans if it helps lower your Cpu from being accessed constantly.