What is csrss.exe ? Error and solution

Computer viruses are of various kinds and can cause major damage to your laptop or PCs. Some viruses are easily detectable, while others hide or are sometimes mistaken as authentic functions or file systems in the computer.

Immediate and fast identification of viruses is most important, and should not be delayed in any case. One such virus is the Windows operation software or the Csrss.exe virus. Read the following to understand the file and the virus and know how to remove the virus from your computer:

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What is Csrss.exe?

You may have encountered it as a process that runs on your laptop, computer, PC. Csrss, or Client Server Runtime Process as it is commonly known, is a system process critical to windows. EXE (“executable”) files, such as atiedxx.exe, are the files that have detailed and verified instructions which a computer follows in order to carry out a function.

However, Csrss exe has at times also been identified as a malware. The nature of its operation depends mostly upon where it is found in the Microsoft operating system. The proper and ideal place to find it is in system32. Everywhere else, its presence is an indicator of malware.

If you find csrss.exe located in a folder of C:\Windows, there are 77% chances that it is dangerous and can harm your computer device.

Often, malware programs such as viruses, worms and trojans use similar names to pass themselves off as proper system processes; hence, to avoid malware, you must always remain very careful and check the spellings of system processes thoroughly.

Check out these solutions by Microsoft: www.answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista_update/multiple-csrssexe-processes-running/

What Does It Do?

Client Server Runtime Process manages most of the graphical instruction sets in the Windows operating system. In the operating system, Csrss EXE provides critical functions and its elimination can result in Blue Screen of Death (more commonly known as a bsod error).

Threading, a process which results in the splitting up of the application into running tasks which run simultaneously, is controlled by csrss.exe.

In phones (mobiles), laptops, tablet, or other mobile devices, csrss.exe remains closely dependent upon the schemes of power management present in the Control Panel option of the system.

For more information refer: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/what-is-csrssexe/56980a95-e974-4721-8051-8d515aa3bfc9

Virus Removal

Client server architecture is a network architecture in computers with a client and a server. Servers are powerful computers, whereas clients can be your laptops or PCs or mobile devices as well. A computer that has been infected with virus can cause a lot of problems and result in hindrance of your work.

Virus removal is most important and should be done immediately, so that the damage caused to the computer is restricted. If your computer or laptop has not been working correctly, and has been sluggish and slow, it might be infected with a Csrss virus, more commonly known as W32/Nettsky.ab@MMt..

This virus can be deceptive in the sense that csrss.exe is a legitimate file in the Windows operating system. Csrss.exe virus overwrites the original file and then masquerades as its former occupant slowly corrupting the other applications and software in your system as well.

Refer to some common FAQs posted on Quora: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-that-csrss-exe-runs-in-the-background

How to Remove the Virus?

The csrss.exe virus can be removed through Regedit, which is the Windows registry editor. Please check before you delete the virus though, because sometimes csrss.exe is mistaken for a virus when it is actually working as an authentic file in the system.

After verification, take the following steps for virus removal:

Step 1

Open the Task Manager by clicking on the task bar and select the “start task manager” option form the context menu.

Step 2

Next you need to arrange the running processes alphabetically (i.e. according to name). To do this select the “processes” tab then click on the processes option.

Step 3

Once you’ve done that, try locating the csrss.exe file on the processes column. After you’ve found the file try deleting it by clicking on the “delete” option found on the context menu. Please note that if you get a pop up message window indicating that the file is not infected then don’t delete it.

If not then follow the Regedit method explained below to remove the corrupted file:

How to Delete Csrss.exe With Regedit?

Follow the simple six-way procedure given below to use Regedit to delete Csrss.exe virus after having identified it:

Step 1

To operate the Regedit function you need to run it. Select the “run” command from the start menu and type the regedit file name on the prompt box. This opens the regedit.exe file.

Step 2

Now before you make any changes, ensure that you have a backup ready for data retrieval. For creating a backup of the registry, select the “file” option on the menu and click on “export”. This helps you store the registry information on your system’s hard drive or an external storage device.

Step 3

After creating a backup, the next step is to edit the regedit.exe file, select the “find” option from the regedit menu (under the edit tab)

Step 4

You have to search for the csrss.exe file in there. Type the correct path indicating the location of the file, that is, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Csrss.exe in the search bar. Then, select “find next” to commence the search.

Step 5

Once you’ve located the csrss.exe file, you need to delete it from there. Select the corrupted csrss.exe file and delete it simply by clicking on the delete option on the context menu.

Step 6

Now all you need to do is exit the regedit menu, for doing that click on “exit option found on the “file tab”


Is it harmful for my computer?

The Client/Server Runtime Subsystem or commonly referred to as the csrss.exe file is an indispensable part of your OS, constituting a major part of the user mode side of Win32 subsystem.

Therefore don’t delete the file without ensuring the fact that it is actually corrupted or not, as terminating the process can lead to system failure.

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Article was last reviewed on November 26th, 2017.

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