What is csrss.exe:
Entire graphical representation of the system is being managed by multiple client-server runtime processes, it includes management of windows and applying drawing on the windows is essentially dependent on this executable file. It is generally the communication window between a user and the system and this executable file allows a user to view the ongoing process in the system. This process is essential and crucially important for the shutdown process, it is the main process as each ongoing process needs to end before logging out/shut down. Csrss.exe makes sure that all the ongoing process are closed properly and then process the shutdown part.
Is it Safe:
- Open task manager.
- Right click on the csrss.exe
- Click on open file location.
These are the legal process which need not be touched or paused, but if csrss.exe is not found at the above location then your server runtime file is not secured and all the ongoing process are not trustworthy, they may harm your pc and blocks the ongoing functioning of the system.
How to remove csrss.exe error?
Well it is a legit process and you need to be sure that the file you are using or accessed in your system must be trustworthy and good for use, you can check it by following the above process of checking that it is safe or not.
Fix: Reboot your PC
Normal restart of the system will end the ongoing process and all the system files will get closed, restarting system will reopen those files and application giving this error csrss.exe may get solved by re-opening the system files.
Fix: Pending Windows updates
If there are any pending update in the windows settings > update and security > update, check if there are pending updates and if any then update and check if this error csrss.exe is fixed or not.
Fix: Repair corrupted system files
- Open command prompt.
- Enter sfc /scannow in the prompt window.
System will automatically initiate a scan process where all the system files will be checked and found out the corrupted one, if there is any corrupted file than it will be displayed and get repaired on its own by replacing the specific file by another using cache memory. System need a restart to make the changes takes place and after that this error csrss.exe should be fixed, if not jump to another solution.
Fix: Wipe out the virus infection.
Windows update investigate the installed programs and take a look of all the threats or any program creating issues or problems in the system. If any issues are reported then window update process comes up with specific error code which have one or more fixes according to installed version in different systems. All you have to do is go into your windows panel and search for the installed antivirus and do system scan, this will be time taking process but all the programs affecting the system will be cleaned and wipe. This will help you to clean your system and keep away all the threats and infections causing errors to windows, restart the installation process and check if the error csrss.exe is resolved or not.
Fix: Disable third party services.
It can be the reason that window is unable to access all the files due to third party products engagement in the system services, disable all the 3rd party services installed. Antivirus installed must be disabled, visit the website of each provider and search how to disable the service instead of uninstalling it. Follow the steps provided by the specific website and restart the windows for changes to make their effect and then restart the process again to check if this error csrss.exe is solved or not.