What is csrss_tc.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 csrss_tc.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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Csrss_tc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with csrss_tc
Csrss_tc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Csrss_tc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Csrss_tc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 863,232 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 814,592 bytes, 808,960 bytes or 720,896 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Csrss_tc.exe is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Csrss_tc.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  • look for help from the software company Staffcop
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > or StaffCop Àãåíò)

Recommended: Identify csrss_tc.exe related errors

If csrss_tc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 863,232 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The application is a hidden stealth process. It is not a Windows core file. Csrss_tc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as csrss_tc.exe. Therefore, you should check the csrss_tc.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 csrss_tc issues

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