csrss.exe - Is csrss.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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.


  • Is csrss.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is csrss.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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