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Windows 7: up to 1000 csrss.exe process', under different session ID's, spanwing

14 Apr 2012   #21
irishdrunk

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I haven't read through the entire thread but it's clear you have chosen to limit the number of restore points. Windows Update will usually create a restore point so you should have at least one per month.

Have you tried deleting your profile and making a new one? A corrupt profile will sometimes cause multiple Csrss.exe programs to start.
Yes I have limited them to 1%

I haven't created and migrated to another user account yet, was holding off a bit to see if this was maybe an issue with gpupdate somehow, maybe that corrupted the profile. Would you happen to have a link to a full tut on the process? I was leary of doing it as I have a lot of things pointing away from the system drive (SSD RAID +Data HDD) and was worried about having a bunch of annoying issues afterwards.


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14 Apr 2012   #22
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

1% of what? There's a big difference between 1% of 20Gb and 1% of 2Tb.

I couldn't find a Tut on removing a profile--Only moving it. This will delete a profile. And you're right, it could cause problems for programs. Best to create a Restore Point before changing system files.

Access your user profiles by right-clicking the "Computer" option in the "Start" menu and selecting "Properties." Open the "Advanced System Settings" link and click the "Settings" button underneath "User Profiles." Click the profile's name and choose "Delete."

One thing you may want to verify first is that the csrss programs that are running are legit. Pick several at random and check the properties. The location should be "\Windows\System32." If it's not, it could be malware created. What AV software are you running? Does it check for root-kits?
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14 Apr 2012   #23
irishdrunk

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
1% of what? There's a big difference between 1% of 20Gb and 1% of 2Tb.

I couldn't find a Tut on removing a profile--Only moving it. This will delete a profile. And you're right, it could cause problems for programs. Best to create a Restore Point before changing system files.

Access your user profiles by right-clicking the "Computer" option in the "Start" menu and selecting "Properties." Open the "Advanced System Settings" link and click the "Settings" button underneath "User Profiles." Click the profile's name and choose "Delete."

One thing you may want to verify first is that the csrss programs that are running are legit. Pick several at random and check the properties. The location should be "\Windows\System32." If it's not, it could be malware created. What AV software are you running?
Apologies, 1% of ~120 GB. They are all legit, they just spawn under new, separate Session ID's, starting with 2 and going on upwards. They have no parent in Process Explorer, and are not linked to anything. They use no CPU, and each about 1.6 to 1.8K memory, 3 threads. It's very confusing and frustrating lol.

I'm guessing I should move the entire profile to a new profile, then delete the old profile. Just wanna make sure I get every step so there is less mess to clean up afterwards.
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14 Apr 2012   #24
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

This is the tutorial for moving a profile.

User Profile - Change Default Location
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14 Apr 2012   #25
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It may be even better to use the method for a corrupted profile: Fix a corrupted user profile; it says it fixes a corrupted user profile, but it really just creates a new one and merges the old with the new.
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15 Apr 2012   #26
irishdrunk

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
It may be even better to use the method for a corrupted profile: Fix a corrupted user profile; it says it fixes a corrupted user profile, but it really just creates a new one and merges the old with the new.

Did this last night and it did not fix the issue

Contemplating clean install at the moment
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15 Apr 2012   #27
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You could always try Repair Install first so you do not lose all your programs and settings. I saw this was already suggested by Jacee back in post #8. Did you ever follow Jacee's advice?
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15 Apr 2012   #28
irishdrunk

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
You could always try Repair Install first so you do not lose all your programs and settings. I saw this was already suggested by Jacee back in post #8. Did you ever follow Jacee's advice?

Yes I couldn't get it to work, with either a Pro 64 or Ultimate 64 disc...

I just finished a clean install, its not to horrible since I have SSD+HDD setup.

Thanks for all the help people. I hope somebody gets to the bottom of this csrss.exe issue, I would like to know what the hell it was!
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