What is InstStub.exe by Symantec Corporation?

InstStub.exe is part of NortonSecurityScan and developed by Symantec Corporation according to the InstStub.exe file information. In certain cases, malicious trackers and scripts can disguise themselves as legitimate files, like InstStub.exe, leading to glitches, overload and system malfunctions.

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InstStub.exe's description is "NortonSecurityScan".

InstStub.exe is digitally signed by Symantec Corporation.

InstStub.exe is an .exe file.

InstStub.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\NortonInstaller\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\NSS\LicenseType\4.6.1.179\InstStub.exe

InstStub.exe basic information

Description
NortonSecurityScan
Internal Name
Norton Security Scan
Version
4.6.1.179
Hash
E961AC93D48ED6A49F95CB35F5683C05

InstStub.exe running processes

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Norton Security Scan\Engine\4.6.1.179\Nss.exe

InstStub.exe actions

List of the actions InstStub.exe executes on a user's PC
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\Modules new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\DumpOnNew new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\TerminateOnNew new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\ThrowOnNew new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\DumpOnException new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\TerminateOnException new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\DumpOnPurecall new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\TerminateOnPurecall new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\DumpOnSecurity new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\TerminateOnSecurity new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\DumpOnInvalidParameter new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\TerminateOnInvalidParameter new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\Directory new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\DumpType new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\AppendDateTimeToFile new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\AppendVersionToFile new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\CallbackEnabled new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\CrashHandler\\CallbackPath new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\DebugType new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\Directory new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\OutputToDebugger new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\OutputToFile new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\AppendProcessIdToFile new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\PrependThreadId new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\PrependProcessId new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\PrependDateTime new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\PrependModuleName new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\PrependType new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\ExclusiveModules new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\Common Client\Debug\DebugOutput\\AppendNewLine new registry key parameter created
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\b6a937212354c989.automaticDestinations-ms new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-11-11h45m26s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-11-11h45m26s\NortonInstall-2021-02-11-11h45m26s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-11-11h45m26s\Install.1.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-16-19h34m28s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-16-19h34m28s\NortonInstall-2021-01-16-19h34m28s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-16-19h34m28s\Install.1.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-16-19h34m28s\Install.2.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-16-19h34m28s\DeleteMode-2021-01-20-05h58m56s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-07-22h31m55s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-07-22h31m55s\NortonInstall-2021-01-07-22h31m55s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-07-22h31m55s\Install.1.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-20-10h23m06s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-20-10h23m06s\NortonInstall-2021-02-20-10h23m06s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-20-10h23m06s\Install.1.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NVIDIA Corporation\NV_Cache\f116fd0fa9b7284b1f8041006e692430_fce8394c8fd8a9a9_2db518806d009917_0_0.0.toc new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NVIDIA Corporation\NV_Cache\f116fd0fa9b7284b1f8041006e692430_fce8394c8fd8a9a9_2db518806d009917_0_0.0.bin new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\\GlobalAssocChangedCounter new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-20-10h23m06s\Install.2.mft new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\DING\Ping\Install\\{24BBFBD3-2711-42F6-94F9-75FCDF2FE43B} new registry key parameter created
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}_NSS__{D1CEB981-EEF5-44C6-A046-6B28D4873BF7}.exe new file created
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp\install.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-20-10h23m06s\DeleteMode-2021-02-20-10h23m19s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-07-22h31m55s\Install.2.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-07-22h31m55s\DeleteMode-2021-01-07-22h35m12s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-24-09h35m43s\DeleteMode-2021-01-24-09h35m49s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-24-09h44m23s\DeleteMode-2021-01-24-09h44m28s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-26-14h35m25s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-26-14h35m25s\NortonInstall-2021-01-26-14h35m25s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-01-26-14h35m25s\Install.1.mft new file created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\SOFTWARE\AMD\HKIDs\\EC4*inststub.exe new registry key parameter created
%LOCALAPPDATA%\AMD\DxCache\7bb8ea7610a70328ec6dfd13d9a4a1a94cb5516739901b5e.bin new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-19-13h54m01s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-19-13h54m01s\NortonInstall-2021-02-19-13h54m01s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-19-13h54m01s\Install.1.mft new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\DING\Debug.bak\DebugOutput\Modules new registry key created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-06-13h15m52s new catalogue created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-06-13h15m52s\NortonInstall-2021-02-06-13h15m52s.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-06-13h15m52s\Install.1.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-06-13h15m52s\Install.2.mft new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\Url.txt new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton\{397E31AA-0D78-4649-A01C-339D73A2ED35}\DING\Ping\Install\\{DE6117F2-6170-4EDF-BA31-5A053BA27DC8} new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NortonInstaller\Logs\2021-02-06-13h15m52s\DeleteMode-2021-02-06-13h23m25s.log new file created

InstStub.exe actions

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InstStub.exe's virus check

74%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

23%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

3%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

InstStub.exe user rating

79%

of users rate InstStub.exe as a useful program

19%

of users find InstStub.exe to be a potentially unwanted program

2%

of users find InstStub.exe to be malicious or a scam

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