What is csrss.exe?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by JamesJ, May 7, 2009.

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    JamesJ, May 7, 2009
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    dinesh Guest

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    JamesJ Guest

    I was just curious why the web site says that it is regitered as
    a Trojan?

    JamesJ, May 7, 2009
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    pacinitaly Guest

    porn website changed it.
    it happened to a guy I worked with years ago.
    he had to do all the antivirus cleaning stuff.
    try to find the file on your backup dvd or another computer and paste
    it in safe mode
    pacinitaly, May 7, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    Sorry if I replied twice but I can't 'see' my reply.
    You're telling me to replace csrss.exe with the same file
    from my Vista Home Basic disk?
    A virus scan reported no viruses in csrss.exe

    JamesJ, May 7, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest


    In what scenario are you getting this error to show. In Vista there is no csrss.exe.
    This you will find it in XP and W2K3 only . Apart from that depending in the
    scenario it is a Ahlem. A worm otherwise known as csrss.exe
    Peter Foldes, May 7, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    I see this in Task Manager|Processes. When I right clicked
    on it and select 'End Process' my system rebooted and displayed
    the bad shut down screen. Now I don't have any options when
    I right click other than 'Perform Administrative Tasks'
    I'm using Vista Home Basic sp1.

    JamesJ, May 7, 2009
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    Rob Moir Guest

    Because "csrss.exe" is a name. Nothing more.
    More than one program/file can use that name
    Good programs can use that name, such as, for example, a Microsoft Windows
    Bad programs can use that name too, such as, for example, a trojan horse

    A name means very little. Whether it's in the correct location and properly
    "signed" by a legitimate vendor is much more important than what name the
    file happens to have.

    Rob Moir, May 7, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest


    JamesJ, May 7, 2009
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    pacinitaly Guest

    pacinitaly, May 8, 2009
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    Guest Guest

    It's normal
    Guest, May 8, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    Thanks much,

    JamesJ, May 9, 2009
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    Woody Guest

    As you found out you cannot rely on answers on the newsgroup as gospel. Also
    any site that says a name is a Trojan with an offer to download it's
    software to fix the problem is a Trojan in itself just trying to sell you
    their software.
    Woody, May 9, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    That, I believe!


    JamesJ, May 9, 2009
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    LT Guest

    I just purchased a new laptop from Dell and the disk light is continually
    flashing. I looked using "task manager" and this program is responsible for
    99% of the disk reads when the system is just sitting there. Can you tell me
    what it does and can it be re-configured to reduce the disk reads?
    LT, Jun 26, 2009
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