What The Heck Is OCSCtl.exe?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Graystoke, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. Graystoke

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    I was going through the list of programs in NIS 2009 Program Control. I found a listing that I'm not too sure about. It's OCSCtl.exe.

    I did a search on Google and a couple of other search engines, and they all took me to the PrevX site. Basically it just says it has something to do with Symantec. I couldn't find anything else anywhere. I asked at the Norton forum, but haven't gotten a answer as to what it is.

    Does anyone here know what OCSCtl.exe is? I have it Allowed in Program Control, but I'm thinking of removing it.
     
  2. Magnus Mischel

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    Magnus,

    Thank you for the quick reply. I e-mailed you the file.
     
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    Why would you remove part of a program? Using a keygen or crack or something? I don't think that any offical company is after scary things when you install their software.
     
  5. Magnus Mischel

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    This is a legitimate Symantec file belonging to Norton Antivirus 2009. It's used for inventoring the different file versions of the NAV components. It's perfectly safe and nothing to worry about.
     
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    Magnus.........Thank you very much doing the research. Very much appreciated. At least now I know what the file is.
     
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