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What is csgo.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the csgo.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Csgo.exe file information

The process known as csgo.exe belongs to software Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Steam or The Escapists by Valve (www.valvesoftware.com).

Description: Csgo.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file csgo.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 103,424 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 495,392 bytes or 518,432 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/csgo.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Csgo.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with csgo.exe, you may also ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall Steam or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If csgo.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 103,424 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The csgo.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with csgo.exe, you may also ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall The Escapists software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as csgo.exe. Therefore, you should check the csgo.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Its part of the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  MegaHello  

Summary: Average user rating of csgo.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving csgo issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with csgo. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the csgo.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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