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Windows 7: csrss and winlogon

22 May 2011   #1

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Yes this is perfectly normal

If you click Show process from all users

csrss and winlogon-task-manager.png

csrss and winlogon-task-manager-2.png

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

csrss and winlogon-task-manager-3.png

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

Hope This Helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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