In this guest post, James Ricketts explores EXE errors related to Symantec. Learn more about James at the conclusion of this post.
It is very likely that most computer users have experienced EXE errors or errors related to the executable files at one time or another. EXE errors are one of the most common categories of application errors that your computer is likely to encounter. This is simply because there are hundreds of applications on your PC and each one of them comprises several EXE files. When you consider the number of EXE files residing on a computer, it is easy to understand the likelihood of something going wrong with one or more of them.
EXE errors can crop up while working on any computer application and applications from Symantec suite are no exception. Symantec is a popular software manufacturer of Internet and PC security products. Symantec products help make our PC less vulnerable to bugs and errors. At the same time, like any other application, it too uses EXE files and some of them may develop problems.
One complaint that has stuck with Symantec products is that its products use heavy resources. The common blotch on several essential Symantec processes, such as ipssvc.exe, ccevtmgr.exe, and pifsvc.exe is high CPU usage. Generally, this issue occurs when the Norton product you are using is not updated. So, the next time you find your Norton application consuming large amounts of CPU resources, try updating it to fix the issue.
At times, high CPU usage problems also occur when a Symantec Security software, such as Norton Antivirus tries to scan large folders that comprise several zip and nested zip files. One common example is the Windows Update folder, C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\. You can prevent this problem by excluding these folders from the scan. Instead, you can scan such folders separately when you are not using your computer.
Like other software products on your computer, Symantec products may also generate errors in case one or more of their files become corrupt. For example, you may encounter an ipssvc.exe error. If you are facing such issues with your Symantec product, try to replace the corrupt file if it is reported in the error message. You may also opt to update your Symantec product. However, if none of this works, then you may need to uninstall the application and re-install it again. Although this may sound like a fairly simple job, it isnâ€™t. The reason being, almost all Symantec products, especially the security tools, come in large packages that add numerous files and make innumerable entries in the system registry. Generally, it is impossible to perform a complete removal of a Symantec product using the Add or Remove Program utility. However, to make our job easy, Symantec recommends and provides the Norton Removal Tool on its Web site. You can completely remove your Symantec product using this utility. This utility may be the only option to fix pifsvc.exe errors. After you have uninstalled the software, remember to scan the system registry using an advanced registry cleaning tool to remove any left over entries.
Another problem concerning Symantec products is that many users complain of receiving errors or experience high CPU usage even after they have updated their Symantec product. In such cases, it is best that you completely remove the Norton product from your system and opt for a lighter security suite.
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