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Kudos0

NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

On Windows 7 x64 Professional with NIS 2011 V18.1.0.37.

Memory resident program ccSvcHst.exe appears that it may not be releasing handles properly.  On reboot, the number of handles is 2200+ and following a full scan it surges up to 3300+. 

1) Windows 10 x64 Pro on ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard, i7-6700k CPU, 64 gbyte RipJaws DDR4 3200 RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 512 gbyte SSD + Samsung 850 Pro 512 gbyte SSD, EVGA Nvidia GeForce 980 Ti graphics (Home Built System); 2) Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell 8700 SE desktop, Intel i7 4770 CPU, 24 gbyte RAM, Dual Samsung 850 Pro 256 gbyte SSDs, EVGA Nvidia GeForce 750 Ti graphics; 3) Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell XPS 15 2in1 laptop/tablet, Intel i7 Kasby Lake 3.0 ghertz, 16 gigabyte ram. ASUS RT-AC68r router, 8 tbyte WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS drive, 200 mbps cable Internet, Google Chrome, MS Office 2019 (Local), Casper 10, DisplayFusion (3 Flat Panel Displays per system) Norton Security Deluxe, Malwarebytes 3, SpywareBlaster, HostsMan, Quicken, Weather Watcher Live, ThumbsPlus and many more (all latest versions).

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Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

You might be onto something - I hadn't checked my handles usage until you mentioned it, but ccSvcHst.exe is using more than 3000 for me too, a mere 3 hours after boot.

Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

I'll add my own results in case it helps:

After 4 hours of general activity: 2817
Ran quick computer scan: ~3900
After quick scan: 2945
Ran quick reputation scan: ~3200
After quick reputation scan: 2893
After 5 minutes of last scan: 2919

Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

I've been running for about an hour and handles is at 950 - same as when my pc started.

Running W7 x64.

Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

2650 after 10 minutes, seems to stay like that constantly.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

Other av programs have "high" handles too, I have seen 10k++ handles, nothing to worry about.

Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

Symantec itself must consider excessive Handles as a performance issue because it is one of the criteria in Settings>Miscellaneous Settings>Performance Monitoring>Alert on High Usage of>Handles.  Granted the default for Handles is Off, but there is an option to turn it on. 

1) Windows 10 x64 Pro on ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard, i7-6700k CPU, 64 gbyte RipJaws DDR4 3200 RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 512 gbyte SSD + Samsung 850 Pro 512 gbyte SSD, EVGA Nvidia GeForce 980 Ti graphics (Home Built System); 2) Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell 8700 SE desktop, Intel i7 4770 CPU, 24 gbyte RAM, Dual Samsung 850 Pro 256 gbyte SSDs, EVGA Nvidia GeForce 750 Ti graphics; 3) Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell XPS 15 2in1 laptop/tablet, Intel i7 Kasby Lake 3.0 ghertz, 16 gigabyte ram. ASUS RT-AC68r router, 8 tbyte WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS drive, 200 mbps cable Internet, Google Chrome, MS Office 2019 (Local), Casper 10, DisplayFusion (3 Flat Panel Displays per system) Norton Security Deluxe, Malwarebytes 3, SpywareBlaster, HostsMan, Quicken, Weather Watcher Live, ThumbsPlus and many more (all latest versions).
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 ccSvcHst.exe *32 Handles seems awfully High

Any of the Symantec gurus care to respond to this high handle usage question?

1) Windows 10 x64 Pro on ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard, i7-6700k CPU, 64 gbyte RipJaws DDR4 3200 RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 512 gbyte SSD + Samsung 850 Pro 512 gbyte SSD, EVGA Nvidia GeForce 980 Ti graphics (Home Built System); 2) Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell 8700 SE desktop, Intel i7 4770 CPU, 24 gbyte RAM, Dual Samsung 850 Pro 256 gbyte SSDs, EVGA Nvidia GeForce 750 Ti graphics; 3) Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell XPS 15 2in1 laptop/tablet, Intel i7 Kasby Lake 3.0 ghertz, 16 gigabyte ram. ASUS RT-AC68r router, 8 tbyte WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS drive, 200 mbps cable Internet, Google Chrome, MS Office 2019 (Local), Casper 10, DisplayFusion (3 Flat Panel Displays per system) Norton Security Deluxe, Malwarebytes 3, SpywareBlaster, HostsMan, Quicken, Weather Watcher Live, ThumbsPlus and many more (all latest versions).

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