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Program info

Estimated safety rating


csrss.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if csrss.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


This application is usually found on disk in C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 51d45d1d5835e6aa926ad71dc9309bfc.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

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 program runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the entire power of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not 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

 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)

File version stored as a property 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


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

Digitally signed


csrss.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to csrss.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows XP Publisher (Europe)

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows XP Publisher (Europe)

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.