What is csrsc.exe?

The genuine csrsc.exe file is a software component of W32.Spybot.Worm.
Csrsc.exe is an executable file that belongs to the W32.Spybot.Worm, a worm that spreads itself through file-sharing networks and mIRC. Devices that are compromised by trojan viruses may also be at risk, as are network shares protected by improper passwords. Trojans viruses are programs designed to impersonate legitimate software and fool users into installing them. Once installed, they may block security programs and steal sensitive information such as passwords and damage other software in the process. This process runs only on the Windows platform. Use only a trusted anti-virus program to remove the infection.

CSrSc stands for Windows Common Spooler Service

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 csrsc.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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Csrsc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with csrsc
Csrsc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Csrsc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file csrsc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,256 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 61,440 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Csrsc.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name csrsc.exe, for example W32.Spybot.Worm or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Win32:Malware-gen (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the csrsc.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.


User Comments

csrsc.exe is a process which is registered as W32.Spybot.CF Virus. This Trojan allows attackers to access a computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data.

Summary: Average user rating of csrsc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks csrsc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving csrsc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with csrsc. 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 csrsc.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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