EXE Errors and What To Do About Them


EXE errors or errors caused by program executable files are common on most computers, and if you have been using your PC long enough, you most likely have faced this error at some time or another. What makes EXE errors so rampant is the sheer number of these files that exist on any computer. All computer applications make use of EXE files and therefore, a small probability of some glitch in them is always there.

Some of the common EXE errors may occur when you try to install applications like products from the Symantec Corporation on your PC. Symantec is one of the flagship enterprises that produces great products related to computer and internet security. Unfortunately, Symantec products are notorious for hogging your system resources and at times, cause more issues than they actually fix.

One of the most common Symantec problems is high CPU usage by the ccapp.exe process, lucallbackproxy.exe process and other important Symantec processes. Most of the times, these issues occur if you fail to update your Norton product. So, if your Norton is consuming a lot of resources, try to update it to resolve the issue.

At times, high CPU usage is reported if a Symantec security software, such as Norton Antivirus tries to scan folders that comprise several zip and nested zip files, such as the SoftwareDistribution folder that is used by Automatic Update to save the latest Windows updates on your computer. The best ways to resolve these problems in this case is to exclude such folders from the scan. You may scan these folders separately once in a while when you are not working on your computer.

Just like any other software application on your computer, Symantec products may generate errors if one or more of their files are corrupt. You may try to replace the corrupt file if it is reported in the error message. You may even try to update your Symantec product. However, if nothing works, it is best that you uninstall the software and then perform a fresh install. But here comes the tricky part. Almost all Symantec products, especially the security tools, come in quite big packages that add a large amount of files and registry entries. Most of the times, it is not possible to perform a complete removal by uninstalling Norton using the Add or Remove Programs utility. This is the reason why Symantec recommends and provides the Norton Removal Tool on its Web site. You can use this tool to completely uninstall your Symantec product. It is also recommended that after you uninstall the software, you use a good registry cleaner tool to scan your registry and weed out any left over entries.

One of the common problems that really frustrate Symantec users is when they try to upgrade to a new version of the software. Many users complain of high CPU usage and errors after the update is complete. In such cases, the only way out is to use the Norton Removal tool to completely remove the older version and then install the new version. If nothing works, and you still keep suffering from Symantec problems, then the only way out is to completely remove the Norton product from your computer and get yourself a lighter and probably, more efficient, antivirus tool.