How to get rid of the csrssc VirusSometimes the csrssc file may cloak a virus, such as Symantec found Downloader or, as the case may be, Trojan.FakeAV, as well as Microsoft found TrojanClicker:Win32/Hatigh.C. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with csrssc.exe
We were unfortunately not able to determine with certainty who the developer or the producer of the csrssc process is, or what software package it might belong to. An obsolete or defective version of csrssc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- csrssc.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- csrssc.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- csrssc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module csrssc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about csrssc.exe csrssc.exe
csrssc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Csrssc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in the Windows Temp directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 22,017 bytes (22% of all these files), 15,505 bytes as well as 11 other variants.
The csrssc file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Csrssc.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce). This csrssc program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A csrssc.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 21,505 bytes (40% of all these files), 175,617 bytes, 15,505 bytes or, as the case may be, 22,017 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Csrssc.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools.
- A csrssc.exe file has a 61% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 23,041 bytes (33% of all these files), 21,505 bytes or, as the case may be, 22,017 bytes. It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This csrssc.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce).
Attention: If you find csrssc.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about csrssc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted csrssc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove csrssc.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if csrssc.exe (csrssc.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of csrssc.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for csrssc.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or csrssc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.