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ccSvcHst.exe uses 100% cpu (NAV, Firefox)

Symantec Norton antivirus 2009 14159042
September 8, 2010 at 15:01:20
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, 3.2GH P4, 1G RAM
I'm running NAV, use Firefox usually as my browser; ccSvcHst.exe frequently uses 97-99% of my cpu at times. I suspect Norton is running some kind of background task, maybe a scan or a download, but I can't do much of anything while it's happening. Rebooting (even total shutdown) doesn't always help. Norton techs have told me to reset registry key Hkey_Current_User/Control_Panel/Desktop/AutoEndTasks REG_SZ to 1 but it's already there. In task manager I've found more than one instance of the ccSvcHst.exe file, and there are multiple copies on my computer.

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September 8, 2010 at 15:25:12
See "How to fix" on here:

Ignore all the wonder registry and system fixers on that page.

There are stacks of hits in Google if you search "ccSvcHst.exe".

Norton has a real bad name for causing issues. Consider Microsoft Security Essentials (free), or Avast or AVG (both of which have respectable free versions).

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