Cclaw.exe is a legitimate process generated by the Norman Virus Control and runs in the background to ensure the stable and secure condition of your computer. If, however, the process is not running properly or if it’s related to a malicious program, it may cause security breaches and errors.
Cclaw.exe appears to be a hooking component of the background scanner of Norman Virus Control, which is a legitimate anti-virus program from Norway.
Users have recently reported crashes in the Cclaw.exe component, which look like this:
An unexpected error occurred in Norman Virus Control
Module : cclaw.exe
Location : CClaw.c(252)
Time Stamp: Jan 12 2005
Error Code : 00000079
Error Tect : Mutex Timeout
The crashes related to Cclaw.exe are not reported to cause security problems to your PC. Processes such as Cclaw.exe are related to software users install on their PCs. When a program is installed, it usually collects data in the computer’s registry which sometimes may store invalid entries. These invalid entries may then cause malfunctions in the system.
Scan Your System for Cclaw.exe Malfunctions
You should not disable Cclaw.exe as it is required to properly run certain applications.
However, although crashes related to Cclaw.exe may be considered harmless to your system, it’s still recommended that you run a registry scan in order to optimize your system’s memory and CPU settings.
Before you run a system scan to detect errors and/or threats, make sure you download a legitimate anti-malware tool that will properly scan your whole system.