look99 Posts 4 Registration date Monday August 13, 2007 Status Member Last seen April 13, 2008 - Mar 2, 2008 at 05:31 AM
 wixer - Aug 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM
I am keep getting this message when windows get started. I dont know what to do. can anybody help me to solve this problem please.

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Oen Registry Editor start>run>regedit) click edit, click find, enter: c:\windows\config\csrss.exe then if it finds an entry delete it.
Thank you so much for the advice!

That changed everything!

The error message disappeared. After following your advice and upon restart, there was no error message.

Thanks again,
Greg Bishop
Legend. Thanks!
Thanks, Michael!

Your tip solved my CSRSS.EXE problem too!

I also had the EXPLORER.EXE problem in the registry. I'm so glad I happened upon this forum. It's easy to find sites talking about what is/is not a virus, but rare when someone actually posts a solution.

Thanks a bunch, guys!
I am keep getting this message when windows get started. I dont know what to do
Your solution worked perfectly and thanks. It seems it was a leftover from a virus Zone Alarms found.
I recently had the same problem. It seems to be that this may be the remnants of a virus that was removed. If you look in your registry for the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

There is a value named "Shell" -- This should be set to "Explorer.exe" but on my system, it was set to "Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Config\csrss.exe"

I changed it to be just "Explorer.exe" and that seems to have solved it.
lord voldemort
Apr 23, 2008 at 12:49 AM
well I looked my registry and "shell" is set to "Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Config\csrss.exe" .how can I change it to "explorer.exe"?
Hey there man.Thanks for the posted csrss file info .I would have never thought to go into the reg,, And it was rem..of a virus I got from desktop x files. anyway THANKS A MILLION
I modified the Registry and it works great!
yes that was exactly my problem, thanks a lot. know it starts up so much faster then when I use to have that annoying pop up
Followed your link to the registry and that did the trick. Nice one. Thanks very much.
you can get more info at http://csrss-exe.com/csrss-exe-fix/
apperantly thir making blogs on everything today
Tks michael, I was searching for a solution to the very same problem and I',m feeling preety stupid for not remembering editing the regedit!! I did't tested it yet but I'm preety confident that it should solve the case.

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Ya. Thts good buddies. Me too got "..C:\Windows\config\csrss.exe.", on startup. I edited that rude CSRSS.exe frm this SHELL-registry value..

Now my system works fine.. No more nagging screens..
aquarelle Posts 7119 Registration date Saturday April 7, 2007 Status Moderator Last seen October 18, 2022 491
Mar 2, 2008 at 08:48 AM
May be you can read this page : http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/csrrs/
Good luck
double click in the right hand pane on the "Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Config\csrss.exe" entry. Edit out everything but explorer.exe
Thank you for everything :) when I typed c:\windows\config\csrss.exe file to search, It was under shell property or something like that.. instead of changing to explore.exe I just deleted whole shell section. So far I dont' get any more pop up.

This is how I did it
1. Ran virus program ( I use AVG)
2. Ran Ad-aware

you should have something there.. so I moved to vault or deleted them( whatever infected file)

3. restart my comp and Go my directory windows\config to see if there is csrss.exe file there.
I didn't have it.. if you do you should delete it right away.
4. Go Regedit and search for c:\windows\config\csrss.exe and it was under shell section or property (.. not sure what to call it..).
5. I just deleted Shell using delete key (looks like people are saying just change path to explore.exe or something like that.)

Do you know what the shell thing does anyways exactly?? I am using my computer without any problem... Any computer experts please let me know :)
this is what I tried and work it... try this www.greatis.com/security/Removal_areses_windows_csrss.exe_virus.htm
I got the same problem on the startup. What shall I do ? thx
to presidentmuffin9,
registry editor as its name implies is used to view and change settings in the system registry, which contains information about how your computer runs.
what you have to do: click start, then choose run. enter "regedit" without the quotations. the registry editor window will then appear. click on the "edit". choose find and type "c:\windows\config\csrss.exe" if you find something, delete it.
thanks for replying back
but when I type regedit in run and press enter a window comes up and says "regedit is not a valid Win32 application"
i have no clue what to do
hope you can help me with that
Big Ted > playa
Jan 7, 2009 at 08:11 AM
You, my friend, have been infected by Antivirus 2008 xp, or some such variant. It disables Regedit, Taskmanager and MSConfig so you can't remove it.

You'll need to first get the virus/trojan removed before you can do any finishing touches.

I always like to start with the free online scan from www.pandasecurity.com. Just choose the free online scan from the left. You'll need to register an email address. I just use the same one I use for bogus stuff. In other words, go create an email at gmail or hotmail that you can use if you know you're going to get junk mail from them.

The free online tool is easy to follow. However, it's mostly for detection of bad stuff. It requires the full version to remove them automatically. It at least tells you where the infected files are.

If it doesn't remove it then you might need a anti-spyware program that will. There's several out there. Just google it. Antivirus 2008 xp or 2009, something like that.
Thank you very much for your tip Michael, now my computer starts perfectly :)
Thank you this helped me also you rock
The tips is Working Fine ! Thank you !
Hi every time I remove the C:\WINDOWS\Config\csrss.exe in the Explorer.exe,when I shutdown an start my pc back up to see if it's gone in my redistry editor it comes back,an if I shut down my pc an start it up again my destop is gone an so is my icons. how do I fix this for good.
Jul 25, 2009 at 01:39 AM
Thanks for all of the help. You guys helped a ton! Worked PERFECT!
thanks michael for your solution it works
I don't know how to thank you! Problem solved so easily! Thanks a lot guys!
oH yea thxxx :X this work 99% :D
look here csrrs in config map was a virus that has bin removed