The Ccsvchst.exe file emanates from the Symantec Service Framework. When error messages are received in relation to this it means that there is an issue, problem or fault with the the Symantec Service Framework, which will prevent it from running as it should. Obviously, this is potentially a major problem, as the Symantec Service Framework is part of the virus and malware protection of every computer which is running it.


The Ccsvchst.exe file is not strictly a system process, and thus it can be safely disabled without necessarily causing any problems with your system. It can, however, become infected with viruses or become damaged due to a registry issue. So it is firstly wise before taking any other action to perform a virus and registry scan to attempt to alleviate any such difficulties.

If this fails then one possible course of action is to disable the Ccsvchst.exe file. This can be achieved by opening up the Windows task manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc key together. Once this utility has been opened successfully, click on the ‘process’ tab. It should be possible from here to locate the Ccsvchst.exe process and disable it, by clicking on the button in the bottom right corner of the Task Manager.

This is a temporary fix, but there are various ways of addressing the problem of a permanent basis. The first is to simply restart the computer, as the problem could have been caused by a temporary system mis-configuration. Rebooting may solve the problem.

The next step to take is to delete any unnecessary files from your computer. To do this go to the Start menu and then select ‘Run’. Type ‘cleanmgr’ into the search box and click OK, and the Windows system will cleanse your system of unrequired files.

After this it is wise to remove any temporary files from your computer. Again go to the Start menu, and then select Search > Files or folders > All Files and folders. Type *.tmp in the search box and then click on the ‘Search’ button. Once Windows has located all of the temporary files on your machine, right-click to delete them.

Next you can instruct your machine to search for any damaged or corrupted files. This can be done with the Windows System File Checker utility, accessible via Start > Run and by typing “sfc/scannow” into the command box. Any faulty files will then be replaced with requisite versions.

Finally, it is wise to scan the registry of your computer using registry cleaner software. There are numerous of these programs available for free on the Internet. If you follow each of these steps through and then complete the registry clean by the time the process is complete your computer should be back to normal.