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Process name: Symantec Core Component Licensing Service

Product: Norton Internet Security

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Symantec (symantec.com)

File: symlcsvc.exe


The licensing service for Norton Antivirus, symlcsvc.exe runs in the background in conjunction with Symantec. Started during the boot process, the Symantec software checks the licensing information with the Licensing Service to verify your product. Symantec AntiVirus (distributed as Norton AntiVirus since 1998) is part of a larger suite of programs including Norton Internet Security.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/symlcsvc.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of symlcsvc.exe: based on 47 votes. Read also the 34 reviews.

  • 578 users ask for this file. 24 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 7 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about symlcsvc.exe:
Symantic process
Symantec Ativirus file HuK
its an important file to run nortan antivirus vinny
Norton AV 2005 (aucun problème) Symantec Pascal
Perfect file comes w\norton antivirus DO NOT STOP! BDG
Part of Symantec Norton Internet Security suite  See also: Link Georg
Norton 2005 AntiVirus Software File MeowMixChad
NORTON AV 2004 -Not a dangerous file but hogs a memory. Amit
It is used by Norton A/V 2005. The file is located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\CCPD-LC\  See also: Link Frank L.
norton antivirus thingy ya need it! yo
On XP, can produce annoying pop-ups, minor Denial of Service .
I would you get out my ordi please. I tought it was a part of microsoft security system. Thank you! Léonard Chevarie
when i closed it there was an error saying symlcsvc.exe could not read memory T.V.
Comes with "ANY" norton "NOW", Norton is a HOG... bewatre
Ah - but what if we've removed norton and it is still running and does not seem to be in the add remove programs list? Denver Dave
an error has occured when i was shutting down Robbi
I know it was still on my computer@ C:\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\Symantecshared\CCPD-LC with three other dll files symlcnet, symlcrst, & symlctnk. After I removed Symantec and ran their removal tool fro their site. The exe file won't let me do a normal removal so doing the little File Removal Prg that you put the name of the file in to remove then reboot. Don Cook
It's Norton System Works which corrupts your Windows, Norton and corrodes your whole system Tad Emery
Essential process for checking your license for Norton products, so they can be updated Zidamon
It is currently consuming over 5000 system handles on my machine, which is outrageous. System handle shortages can cause all kinds of problems. Consider this process dangerous if system stability is important to you. David
It gets a bit dodgy when you try to delete it, you cannot remove it like a normal file so google ways to delete it Matt
This error come when the symantec core lc service stops itself to get rid of the error we have to download symkbfix tool form symantec .com i.e goto "http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/custserv.nsf/0/6946186537608bf6882571b200047426?OpenDocument" run this file and reboot the pc .  See also: Link Adil Mohammad Rawnada
It is Norton related and shouldnt be there none
it is a registry key that is installed when installing norton, and not uninstalled when you have unistalled norton. it doesnt take up any of my memory but i am suspicious considering i no longer have norton, and that this registry key is still classed as active, well it could be a host for other programmes ..... steph
I want anything Symantic off my computer. Norton is a resource hog and I can't delete symlcsvc.exe even after Norton Anti-Virus has been removed Eric
Comes also with Norton Ghost 10 Alfred
don't use norton and you most likely won't get this problem. Uninstalling norton not effective means of solving issue. norton uninstall tool doesn't work. i rated it important if you have norton installed but really it's not if you use something else. stoo
Norton Symantec tool
The File Is a left over extension of the use of notrton virus protection. After realizing the process is still in use i couldn't delete, So i opend up task manager and removed the task called symlcsv.exe which will allow you access to go into the file directory. C/program files/common files/ symantec shared. There just delete the folder. BUT ONLY DO THIS IF YOU DONT USE NORTON ANTIVIRUS. YOU NEED THIS IF YOU DO. That all i know is how to delete it. Josh
Essential Symantec File KPL
I haven't used Norton in years and recently have been trying to clear all unnecessary files. I was looking at my install/uninstall programs list and saw Symantec listed with a bunch of odd numbers and letters. I clicked to uninstall... As I did this my McAfee service popped up and said it stopped and blocked 2 trojans by the name of Artemis! (etc.)... Listed the file name as SymLCSVC.exe and a process in the Windows system as MsiExec.exe Moody
That even if u stop the process running, so u are able to delete it, kaspersky will inform u that it is still installed, I also know its not a trojen. I'd rather not use my computer than be forced to use a specific company, theres really no need for it, if the products are so good. Still, I have the problem. Mazi Nu
It's part of Norton, an anti-virus which was suppose to protect my computer. It made my games incapable of connecting online and when I uninstalled Norton, it took with it a lot of my programs. They completely vanished. Frosty
I do not use Symantec. I suppose I must have missed some little box you have to uncheck to avoid them foisting their worthless junk onto my computer, while loading some other software. But it eats all my file handles and drags my box to a standstill. Most annoying. Thomas

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