What is ISSVC.exe? Is ISSVC.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix ISSVC.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your ISSVC process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair ISSVC.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Internet Security Service

Product: Norton Internet Security

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Symantec (symantec.com)

File: ISSVC.exe


A background process associated with Norton Internet Security, ISSVC.exe keeps in frequent contact with Symantec servers to remain current on malware and virus definitions. These updates are fed into your local Norton database in real time. Norton Internet Security protects your computer in real-time from malware and threat intrusions. The main process also runs in the background, and has a user interface that can be accessed through the system tray. Symantec AntiVirus (distributed as Norton AntiVirus since 1998) is part of a larger suite of programs including Norton Internet Security. Introduced in 1991, Symantec is the leading provider of Antivirus software in North America.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/issvc.exe.html 
If you want a detailed security rating about your ISSVC.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of ISSVC.exe: based on 12 votes. Read also the 9 reviews.

  • 56 users ask for this file. 10 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about ISSVC.exe:
Part of Symantec Norton Internet Security suite  See also: Link Georg
It is not allowing me to access internet server I chose; be aware that a rating of five is dangerous here! Jane
Simply added when NIS is installed. notparanoid
Norton Symantc something or other. I trust norton Gregg
totaly safe mainpart of norton internett scurity! LEAVE IT running to be safe!  See also: Link JuzTo
ISSVC.exe is a part of Norton Internet Security Suite and is a vital process for informing you about the latest Internet-bound security threats. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated. Ema Nymton
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Its in system32 and Norton Internet Security does not recognise it, so it can't be a Norton file! eagleye3
Part of Norton, may require setting options within Norton to NOT have it block your own access to the Internet - firewall setting are by default OVER PROTECTIVE! Peter Blaise

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