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VersionsAdditional versions

6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.58%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.73%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.07%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.07%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.02%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.07%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 23.81%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 42.28%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 6.91%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.38%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.39%
5.2.3790.1830 (srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447) 0.05%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 5.37%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.41%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.30%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.05%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.28%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.02%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.02%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.18%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.05%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.02%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.09%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 0.14%
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Client Server Runtime Process by Microsoft

Remove csrss.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   a503973fb26bc316bbb4b834e79b609f
SHA1:   5e821eb0087c8f180a7242e0c4fdff2234cbd63f
SHA256:   a5a6f787d0c3a0231892f1340018857a0b027103a686fcd2bceb9786cdeeddbd
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is csrss.exe?

Client/Server Runtime Subsystem, or csrss.exe, is a component of the Microsoft Windows NT operating system that provides the user mode side of the Win32 subsystem and is included in Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Server 2008 and 7. Because most of the Win32 subsystem operations have been moved to kernel mode drivers, in Windows NT 4 and later CSRSS is mainly responsible for Win32 console handling and GUI shutdown.

About csrss.exe (from Microsoft)

CSRSS runs as a user-mode system service. When a user-mode process calls a function involving console windows, process/thread creation, or Side-by-Side support, instead of issuing a system call, the W


File name:csrss.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Client Server Runtime Process
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\csrss.exe
Original name:CSRSS.Exe.MUI
File version:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:6 KB (6,144 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Scheduled task
  • Entry path '\{1B908455-E233-4AF6-9EA8-FB47FE9E21E2}'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Private memory:1.8 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):5.74 MB
Private (minimum):1.31 MB
Non-paged memory:1.8 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:27.96 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):68.25 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.32 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.05 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:61
GUI USER count:62

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\csrss.exe objectdirectory=\windows sharedsection=1024,3072,512 windows=on subsystemtype=windows serverdll=basesrv,1 serverdll=winsrC:userserverdllinitialization,3 serverdll=winsrC:conserverdllinitialization,2 profilecontrol=off maxrequestthreads=16
Parent process:smss.exe (by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 49.49% of Client Server Runtime Process.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.56%
Hewlett-Packard 19.14%
Acer 15.23%
ASUS 14.06%
Toshiba 12.50%
Sony 6.25%
Alienware 1.56%
Samsung 1.56%
Lenovo 1.56%
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