Ccimscan.dll Error Solution

Symantec Corporation developed ccimscan.dll as the Norton Antivirus Instant Message Scanner routine module for Norton Internet Security 2005. Taking up at least 108,144 bytes of physical storage space, the file ccimscan.dll is also being used by other Symantec Corporation applications, such as Norton Antivirus and Norton SystemWorks.

For the overall protection of the system’s security, the ccimscan.dll incorporates the feature of scanning incoming instant messages being sent by outside users into the computer system. These messages usually come in the form of packets, which are being sent to targeted users through the Internet.

The version of ccimscan.dll module will integrate features into the Norton Internet Security program to break up these packets and scan them for possible threats, like viruses, Trojans, and worms. Once the packet has been carefully assessed, through the latest virus definition of the housing program, the said module will also incorporate set routines to put the packet back to its original state and will send it to the application that utilizes it.

Instant messaging applications that benefit from the threat scanning protocol initialized by the ccimscan.dll module include Yahoo! Messenger, MSN, AOL, and the like.

During the execution of the housing program, the file ccimscan.dll will be detected on its containing folder in C:/ Program Files/ Norton Internet Security/ Norton Antivirus/. It requires low to medium system resources when it is being utilized by these security applications. Also, the housing program developed by Symantec Corporation is compatible with the versions of Microsoft Windows operating system, especially the latest Vista release.

Ccimscan.dll is created by:

Symantec Corporation
Symantec Support Site

Known file path:

C:\ Program Files\ Norton Internet Security\ Norton Antivirus\

What is a DLL?

Your operating system comes pre-installed with Microsoft DLL’s and most third party programs also install DLL’s.

DLL (Dynamic Link Library) is Microsoft’s implementation of the shared library concept. Meaning there’s a DLL library on your computer and each DLL can be shared among different Microsoft and third party programs. This shared library method helps your computer run faster by having fewer operations running at the same time.

When a DLL is missing or corrupt it may show an error message and programs may fail or crash.

Because DLL’s are shared, one missing or corrupt DLL may affect multiple programs on your computer.

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