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What is cssrss.exe?

Cssrss.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if cssrss.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Cssrss.exe file information

The process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Cssrss.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. cssrss.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 37,888 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 16,464 bytes and 23 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/cssrss.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. File is hidden. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Cssrss.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 98% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify cssrss.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "MSN ang" definitely not required.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name cssrss.exe, for example Backdoor:Win32/Knockex.H or TrojanDropper:Win32/Agent (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Galapoper.A or Downloader (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the cssrss.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

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.fxa [Kaspersky]
got this one while downloading files. trojan.agent

Summary: Average user rating of cssrss.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments.
3 users think cssrss.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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