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What is symsilent.exe ?
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myleswest
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September 12, 2015 - 9:03 pm
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Browsing through my program files I noticed something called symsilent.exe

I read that it has something to do with Norton Antivirus, which I do not have. I don't believe I use any programs associated with Norton.
Should I / can I remove this program?

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Jim Hillier
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Myles, symsilent.exe is pres-installed on new computers that come with a Norton trial and is used for activation.

I am guessing that your PC originally came bundled with a Norton trial which has since been uninstalled. It's perfectly safe to remove this program, see here for more details: http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/SymSilent-24480-program.aspx

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Jim Hillier said

Myles, symsilent.exe is pres-installed on new computers that come with a Norton trial and is used for activation.

I am guessing that your PC originally came bundled with a Norton trial which has since been uninstalled. It's perfectly safe to remove this program, see here for more details: http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/SymSilent-24480-program.aspx

Thank you Jim.

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