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Program info

Estimated safety rating


csrss.exe is a program which is probably legit. So, if csrss.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path


Usually, the default filename and directory where the program is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 485f449f57b0f8d306db884fc2f7ad45.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.

Belongs to the operating system


csrss.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the full set of features of modern PC processors. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Client Server Runtime Process

The description present in the file is Client Server Runtime Process.

File version

 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)

File version 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


csrss.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't operate in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.

Digitally signed


csrss.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from csrss.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.