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Task named "Norton WSC Integration" appeared in Task Scheduler

I have NIS 21.3.0.1.  Windows 7 Pro.  I see an entry in Task Scheduler named "Norton WSC Integration."  The Actions tab for the event points to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\21.3.0.12\WSCStub.exe."  The trigger is "On Event-Log; Application, Source: Security Center, Event ID: 1."  It says the last time it ran was about 90 minutes ago, with result 0x1.  Normally I see the results for a task as "0x0 (the operation completed successfully)."

Is this entry and result normal?  If so does it have something to do with NIS integration with the Windows Action Center (which used to be called the Windows Security Center in XP)?  

Just yesterday I was in Task Scheduler for an unrelated reason and I sure don't recall seeing that task there, all though I am FAR from certain that it wasn't.  Also -- and maybe this was just a coincidence...or maybe not? -- last night about two minutes before I was ready to shut down the pc, I saw a Windows error message pop up "out of nowhere" about NIS.exe faulting.  While that's unusual (especially outside of a shutdown attempt), I didn't pursue it (I just said "close the program") since I was just about ready to power off anyway.

Everything seems to be working normally, and the Windows Action center properly reports NIS as active.

Any thoughts?  Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Task named "Norton WSC Integration" appeared in Task Scheduler

I have NIS 21.3.0.1.  Windows 7 Pro.  I see an entry in Task Scheduler named "Norton WSC Integration."  The Actions tab for the event points to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\21.3.0.12\WSCStub.exe."  The trigger is "On Event-Log; Application, Source: Security Center, Event ID: 1."  It says the last time it ran was about 90 minutes ago, with result 0x1.  Normally I see the results for a task as "0x0 (the operation completed successfully)."

Is this entry and result normal?  If so does it have something to do with NIS integration with the Windows Action Center (which used to be called the Windows Security Center in XP)?  

Just yesterday I was in Task Scheduler for an unrelated reason and I sure don't recall seeing that task there, all though I am FAR from certain that it wasn't.  Also -- and maybe this was just a coincidence...or maybe not? -- last night about two minutes before I was ready to shut down the pc, I saw a Windows error message pop up "out of nowhere" about NIS.exe faulting.  While that's unusual (especially outside of a shutdown attempt), I didn't pursue it (I just said "close the program") since I was just about ready to power off anyway.

Everything seems to be working normally, and the Windows Action center properly reports NIS as active.

Any thoughts?  Thanks.

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Re: Task named "Norton WSC Integration" appeared in Task Scheduler

Hi, Ardmore. Nothing to worry about. It's a normal Norton file.

It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler, triggered to execute when the computer performs a specific event.

As far as the nis.exe issue is concerned, I often see that just before shutdown, as it's probably the last task running before Windows shuts down.

I have Boot Time Protection set to Aggressive, so Norton starts before anything else

Since you've rebooted it's cleared any issues, and if everything is running normally, then don't be concerned.

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Latest Version
Kudos0

Re: Task named "Norton WSC Integration" appeared in Task Scheduler

Hi, F4E.  Thanks for confirming that the Task is normal.

Just for the record, the notification about NIS.exe happened shortly before I initiated system shutdown, so it wasn't just one of those "last process to close" situations..  It was a program fault, and was recorded as such in Event Viewer.  It occurred just as a program re-installation I was doing neared completion.  When I restarted the system I wanted to see if the re-installed program had added an entry to Task Scheduler, and that's when I noticed the "Norton WSC Integration Task" that I apparently failed to notice in the past.

Kudos0

Re: Task named "Norton WSC Integration" appeared in Task Scheduler

Hi, Ardmore. It's possible that the two tasks clashed at the same time, maybe triggering the fault entry.

As I said if all is normal, I wouldn't worry, but if you have any further issues, you could consider a reinstall using the NRRT if necessary.

It's likely the reboot cleared any issues.

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Latest Version

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