csrss.exe - Is csrss.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is csrss.exe?
Purpose of csrss.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. csrss.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
csrss.exe is a program which may have been on your computer since the day you first purchased your computer, as it may have been preinstalled software. The actual hard drive location and folder is also shown below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Many spyware and virus writers often place files elsewhere on your computer, and use the same name in an attempt to fool you. This csrss.exe file is needed for your Windows system to operate correctly. Leave this task alone, as it is required by your Windows operating system. It is responsible for many things, including Windows threads, so needless to say you should not terminate this if you see it in yoru tasklist or system startup list. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, virus, or adware related software. Visit csrss.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the csrss.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
In the Windows \ System32 folder. Note that many worms or viruses have tried to hide by naming their programs crsss.exe, csrrs.exe, csrsr.exe, etc. to try and hide thier program name. Make sure your task is csrss.exe, and in the correct location.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, csrss.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. csrss.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is csrss.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove csrss.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    csrss.exe is a program which may have been on your computer since the day you first purchased your computer, as it may have been preinstalled software. The actual hard drive location and folder is also shown below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Many spyware and virus writers often place files elsewhere on your computer, and use the same name in an attempt to fool you. This csrss.exe file is needed for your Windows system to operate correctly. Leave this task alone, as it is required by your Windows operating system. It is responsible for many things, including Windows threads, so needless to say you should not terminate this if you see it in yoru tasklist or system startup list. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, virus, or adware related software. In the Windows \ System32 folder. Note that many worms or viruses have tried to hide by naming their programs crsss.exe, csrrs.exe, csrsr.exe, etc. to try and hide thier program name. Make sure your task is csrss.exe, and in the correct location. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.