How to get rid of the css VirusSometimes the css file may cloak a virus, such as TrendMicro found TROJ_DLOADE.DAP, as well as Microsoft found Trojan:Win32/Comronki!rts or, as the case may be, TrojanDownloader:Win32/Widate. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with css.exe
The css.exe process is also known as and is a part of HP Backup and Recovery. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of css.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP Backup and Recovery has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP Backup and Recovery 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)
- css.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module css.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about css.exe HP Backup and Recovery
css.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file css.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 103,424 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 479,232 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The css file is not part of the Windows operating system. This css.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Css.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A css.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 103,424 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 581,120 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This css program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
The css file is not part of the Windows operating system.
Css.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
Attention: If you find css.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 css?
|Suspicious file PE_VIRUT.GEN-2 (further information...) |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP Backup and Recovery
To remove HP Backup and Recovery 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 HP Backup and Recovery in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if css.exe (HP Backup and Recovery) 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 HP Backup and Recovery. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP Backup and Recovery 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 css.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.