anyone have csrss.exe running in task manager?

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Post » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:19 am

and how much ram does it take up. I'm getting really paranoid after opening an exe that closed itself immediately from this thread (not saying it's a virus): viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4116
I'm not saying this was a virus, so please don't burn this guy at the stake , but I am concerned since the exe in that file and the task in task manager have similar names
I actually scanned it first with avast, and it is a process that normally runs in windows from what I understand, but I googled and apparently that same file can be overwritten with several worms, and it's difficult to tell if your scanner doesn't find it

please if you have a moment, check your task manager and see if you're running this task and how much ram it takes up and post that along with your windows version

thanks !
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Post » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:18 am

csrss.exe SYSTEM 3.516 K (more or less)
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Post » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:52 am

check the path carefully. Should be C:\Windows\System32.
Anything else is a trojan.
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Post » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:52 am

1548 k xp
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Post » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:15 pm

about 6,056 K

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Post » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:40 pm

I did a google search and found a page that said to try right clicking it and ending the task in the task manager - if windows says it's an essential part of windows, it's not a trojan.

More info: http://www.auditmypc.com/process/csrss.asp
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Post » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:06 am

thanks everyone for the quick response, I'm pretty sure I'm safe
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