How to remove the csrst virus
Most antivirus programs identify csrst.exe as malware, e.g. Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Rbot.gen, and McAfee identifies it as Suspect-AK!E59A16F7C9E0.
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Csrst.exe file information
Description: csrst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 751,104 bytes.
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). Csrst.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. csrst.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.
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If csrst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 191,488 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). Csrst.exe is not a Windows core file. csrst.exe is able to record inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as csrst.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the csrst.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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