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#1 YesImOtto

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

Hi all

Well basically, I was just browsing normally, then this pop-up came out and then on bottom right of my screen it says java is ready to install!.......I know from experience it is a very bad sign....I heard from boopme that viruses can use older versions of Java to exploit it.

So....basically I got this csrss, so I googled it and I learned that it is virus caused by Java pop-up (something that happened to me), or not? Is csrss not a virus?

I used MBAM, CWSremoval from Trend Micro something, also Norton which is very secure, but the results ALL say my computer is fine.

However the csrss is still there. SHould I go to System32 and delete it manually?

Im just trying to run ESET scanner, should I do it?

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#2 YesImOtto

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:01 PM

Ok....I ran ESET Online Scanner and still, no results , its clean :S

SO what is this csrss!! T____T

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

CSRSSstands for Client Server Run-Time Subsystem which your Windows system depends upon and must be running at all times.

One way to determine if csrss.exe is a legitimate file besides looking at the date modified is to right click on csrss.exe inside Task Manager and attempt to end process. Because csrss is a critical file, Microsoft should inform you with a message that csrss.exe is a critical system process and end it is not possible.

If you do not receive this message when attempting to end the csrss.exe process, then it may indeed be a virus. If you decide to terminate the csrss.exe process, make sure any applications are shutdown (such as word, etc) and that you have a backup of your data.


To safely remove this we need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:36 PM

When I tried to end process tree it says "If you end system process.... it might result in an unstable system"

SO it is not virus?

Ok, I will post the DDS in that new topic thanks mate

But I still would like to know, why is it when I get viruses, ALWAYS on the bottom right it says "java is ready to install"?

Surely Java isnt a virus in itself right?

Edited by sumosalad, 13 February 2011 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

By the way, the date modified is 14/ July/ 2009

Is this ok?

And this is where I posted the DDS

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic379403.html

Edited by sumosalad, 13 February 2011 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:17 PM

Hello....someone please help.....the thought of having virus in my comp is not good :'(

I know and understand you are busy, that is why im asking nicely :)

Thanks again people!

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:27 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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