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Windows 7: csrss and winlogon

22 May 2011   #1
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
csrss and winlogon

I've heard that these two processes are legit but can sometimes be corrupted by malware.

The problem is that on my laptop, the User Name and Description are both blank for csrss and winlogon but on my desktop, they both have an User Name (SYSTEM) and a Description.

Now I'm just wondering if it's normal for the User Name and Description to be blank for these two processes.


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22 May 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Yes this is perfectly normal

If you click Show process from all users

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This is because csrss.exe is Run by the system and not the User account which is why you cannot terminate this Process unless Task manager is run as Administrator

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warning   Warning
If you terminate the Process Windows will Blue screen and shutdown


Hope This Helps,
Josh


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