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#1 xRileyx

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

When I pull up Windows Task Manager and look at processes, I see one called csrss.exe and one called winlogon.exe. Unlike the other process that list a username and description, these have neither of those things listed. Also, when I right click on either one it says 'perform administrative tasks' instead of all the other options that come up for the other processes. When I googled this, it said that there were viruses and malware that could target both of these processes. Is that what has happened?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

They are legitimate system files.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Hello xRileyx

C:\Windows\System32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe

Csrss stands for "Client/Server Run-Time Subsystem" and is a part of every Windows program. The subsystem is an essential part of the computer, and disabling it can cause problems.

winlogon is a process belonging to the Windows login manager. It handles the login and logout procedures on your system. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

I would only be concerned if you have multiple instances of this showing in task manager
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