Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 23:33 Friday, 04 September 2009 18:32
Cssrss.exe is harmful because it looks like a legitimate application in Microsoft windows - csrss.exe
The Csrss.exe is (Client/Server Run-Time Subsystem). The legitimate Csrss.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
To know more about viruses that create Csrss.exe, please follow this link
Cssrss.exe is found in several viruses. Their analysis reports are listed below.
Found files:- %Temp%\cssrss.exe view
Found files:- C:\Windows\System32\cssrss.exe view
Found files:- %AppData%\cssrss.exe view
Found files:- C:\Windows\cssrss.exe viewFull path for the short folder names)
There may be more files created by these viruses. You can find them out. First locate and note down the "date of creation" of cssrss.exe and after that, search the hard disk for other files created on that date or onward. See image.
Necessary steps to remove these viruses
- To remove virus processes from the Task Manager.
- To search and delete virus files from the hard disk. Enable to view "hidden files and folders" before you search. Otherwise virus files inside the hidden folders will not be found.
- To remove obsolete registry keys using CCleaner.
Detailed instructions and free Tools.
Preventive steps to avoid viruses.
Reprinted with permission from Threatexpert.com
Vocabulary - The technical terms used in this article.
The words Program, Software, Application are used synonymously.
Process - The name of an exe file seen in the Task Manager
Task Manager - can be opened using Ctrl Alt Del keys, or taskmgr.exe
Search - Windows search utility
CCleaner - a free software to remove obsolete registry keys and temporary files.
analysis report - an online report generated automatically when you upload a file to threatexpert.com for analysis
Free Tools - A list of downloadable free software that can be used to perform several repair jobs. These are given in the Detailed instructions.
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