What does the cssurf.exe file do?
The cssurf.exe process is also known as COMODO SafeSurf and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by COMODO (www.comodo.com). An obsolete or defective version of cssurf.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- COMODO SafeSurf has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- COMODO SafeSurf 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)
- cssurf.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cssurf.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cssurf.exe COMODO SafeSurf
cssurf.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Cssurf.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 278,264 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The file does not supply any version information or other description. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves cssurf.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about cssurf?
|It is from Comodo which comes with Comodo Internet Security which is a free...well... security package. (further information...) |
|Part of a free internet/network security software package |
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted cssurf.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove COMODO SafeSurf 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 cssurf.exe (COMODO SafeSurf) 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 COMODO SafeSurf. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for COMODO SafeSurf 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 cssurf.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.