crss.exe- how to remove it please?

  wots it all about 09:29 29 Nov 2005
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Hiya. In task manager i found crss.exe and on doing some research found that it shouldnt be there at all. A search on the pc shows nothing, but why is it in task manager? how can I remove this then please? I have all the recommended anti spyware and AVg. I have run loads of online scanners too. Any help would be great.

  Stuartli 09:42 29 Nov 2005
  Stuartli 09:44 29 Nov 2005

If you don't have it already install Microsoft's AntiSpyware, update it and then do a Scan, from the Microsoft website or:

click here

  wots it all about 10:04 29 Nov 2005

Hi. thank you for that. I have checked out those sites before, but they dont offer specific removal instructions. BTW, "wintasks 5 pro" is heavily advertised and recommended on some sites, what do you reckon on that?
Just an update: I have just done more scans and in task manager crss.exe is not now showing! BUT, cSrss.exe is now showing! What's that all about!

  MAJ 10:07 29 Nov 2005

Make sure it's not the genuine Windows file "csrss.exe" that you are seeing, wots it all about.

  MAJ 10:08 29 Nov 2005

Sorry wots it all about, we overlapped there.

  wots it all about 10:15 29 Nov 2005

Ok! so thats ok then. Although I see that the following could be true (from click here)

The csrss.exe which is from Microsoft is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. We've been able to find one virus that runs as csrss.exe to fool you.

Nimda.E - Symantec Corporation

csrss.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

So I shall ensure it is in the correct directory!

  MAJ 10:22 29 Nov 2005

Yes, the genuine csrss.exe file will be in the C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder but it will probably also be in the C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$ and the C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 folders. It's usually when you find it in another folder (other than those) that you need to be careful.

  wots it all about 10:41 29 Nov 2005

Yes it is in those 3 folders, so i think this thread is resolved! Thank you so much, as always.

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