What is InstStub.exe by Symantec Corporation?

InstStub.exe is a 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.

In such cases, InstStub.exe can create unnecessary records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your PC to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures.

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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 can create new files and directories in the Windows registry. Check your system's performance and eliminate file conflicts and junk.

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InstStub.exe's virus check

80%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

18%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

2%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

InstStub.exe user rating

77%

of users rate InstStub.exe as a useful program

18%

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

5%

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