How to remove the csrss32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify csrss32.exe as malware.

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Csrss32.exe file information

The csrss32.exe process does not contain any data about its author.

Description: Csrss32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Csrss32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 53,771 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Csrss32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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If csrss32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 7,179 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). Csrss32.exe is not a Windows system file. csrss32.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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Important: You should check the csrss32.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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Best practices for resolving csrss32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active csrss32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the csrss32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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