Ccevtmgr.exe, also known as the Common Client Event Manager Service, belongs to Symantec Norton Internet Security Suite. The process is basically a component of Norton Antivirus and Norton Firewall and is responsible for logging information. This means that the process tracks the events that occur in these products and writes them down in an Activity Log file.
In addition to logging events, the ccevtmgr.exe process is also used to schedule weekly scans and automatic updates. Users can choose to schedule their routine scanning at night or whenever the PC is not in use. Users may also want to schedule their updates at an equally convenient time.
Ccevtmgr.exe may be found in a subfolder of the
C:\Program Files\Common Files, C:\Program Files, or My Files folder. You may find the file in following sizes on Windows XP: 317,128 , 198,256 , 192,160 , 255,600 , 185,968 , 198,304 , 192,112 , 308,936 , 192,104 , 255,096 , 186,016 , 255,648 , 198,248 , 316,672 , 197,752 , 255,136 , 191,848 , 185,960 , 185,704 , 190,576 , 313,016 and 255,576 bytes.
Norton and Symantec products have always been noted to be resource heavy. Many users complain about high CPU consumption problems when ccevtmgr.exe goes into action.
One of the major drawbacks is that it is essential for the ccevtmgr.exe process to load at system startup. If the process fails or if you disable it, the Norton product that uses this process will not function correctly. As Norton products are security related products, they must maintain full functionality to provide users with protection. This is the reason why not much can be done to resolve this issue. Many times, if there is a bug in the product that is causing this problem, updates are released to fix the problem. So, you must keep your Norton Products up-to-date to ensure that you have the latest files on your PC.
However, if you find your Norton product too resource heavy, you may choose to switch to a different security suite. Also, instead of going for a complete suite, you may choose to opt to run separate antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
If you choose to opt for another product, then you may use the Norton Removal Tool to completely uninstall the existing Norton product from your computer. If you face problems, you may also opt to choose a third-party program uninstaller, such as Perfect Uninstaller, to ensure complete removal.
Norton often leaves behind traces in the form of orphan registry entries when uninstalled from the system. To clean these entries you may use a good registry cleaner tool. If you fail to do so, you may continue experiencing application errors related to either ccevtmgr.exe or to the Norton product as a whole due to orphaned Norton entries.