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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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csrss.exe

Client Server Runtime Process by Microsoft

Remove csrss.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
MD5:   e0e8a531cfce1c2e5d79f683282c10c3
SHA1:   6db829fd9d83a97ee8cf993338b63b2967455ba0
SHA256:   de1896fe6096f3fb046b943b1f58590aea850aea7843b55796446d1cbf40fbfd
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

DetailsDetails

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:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:6 KB (6,144 bytes)
Digital DNA
Entropy:4.291245
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

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)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00699721%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00524216%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00175504%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:31,043,753 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:165/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.9 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):6.32 MB
Private (minimum):2.04 MB
Non-paged memory:1.9 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:42.16 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):59.18 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.05 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.69 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:24,285/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:21.68 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:627/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:2.33 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:181/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:15
12
Handles:604
600
GUI GDI count:87
103
GUI USER count:70
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
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
Owner:User
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%
GIGABYTE 1.56%
Lenovo 1.56%
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