Archive for February, 2010

Windows cannot find csrss.exe – Assistance with Fix

February 11th, 2010

At the beginning we would like to tell you some information about the system file CSRSS.EXE. This file is the basic part of Win32 subsystem, and that’s why this process cannot be stopped in Task Manager, though you can see it. CSRSS is the abbreviation of the phrase “Client/Server Run-time SubSystem“, this file is responsible for console applications, creation or removal of graphical instructions and for virtual DOS machine. Its normal size is 6 kilobyte. Initially it is not a virus, but it is able to transform in it under the malicious influence of a virus or Trojan.

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In the Microsoft Security Response Center report the confirmation about the existence of Client/Server Run-time Subsystem that can lead to rise of the local rights. The code, overloading the CSRSS memory can cause the Blue Screen of Death, using WinAPI Message Box function.

That’s why the whole group of viruses that can use this vulnerability of Windows System appears. Commonly the virus (or Trojan) copy itself to the disk (or disks) in the system and to the removable drives either. The blocking of Task Manager or contextual menu of disks and folders is the typical feature of the presence of viruses on your computer. Then the reproduction of viruses into system folder or root folder happens. In that moment the startup file or viruses is created and the whole computer falls into this control process.

So if the whole process of virus infecting took place, then you should wait for appearance of error message like that:

“Windows cannot find С:\Windows\Сonfig\csrss.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search”

Windows cannot find csrss error

The reason of such a happening can be just one visit to malicious website or Spam-mailing. In order to eliminate the Windows cannot find csrss problem you should scan your computer for viruses with the help of updated antivirus. If your antivirus doesn’t find anything harmful in your system, but Windows cannot find csrss again, then you should substitute your antivirus for another you like. But bear in mind that your windows system is surely infected and may be that is the best occasion to test your antivirus program.

Sometimes it can happen that antivirus can detect a virus in С:\Windows\Сonfig directory. Then you may delete this folder manually, because this folder is not really system one. The real Сonfig folder can be found in the System32 folder only, so the other folders with such name you can just remove, they must be malicious.

Windows cannot find resycled – Don’t wait: Fix

February 1st, 2010

Don’t panic if you find out some error boxes on your computer! Even Windows cannot find resycled… Error with such texts:

“C:\resycled\boot.com is not valid Win 32 application.”

C:\resycled\boot.com is not valid Win 32application.

“C:\recycled\ntldr.com is not a valid Win 32 application.”

C:\resycled\ntldr.com is not valid Win 32application.

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Actually, it doesn’t matter what text of this error is, because these errors are caused by viruses surely. Of course there are very important system files: boot.com and ntldr.com. But in this case (in the texts of these errors) they are not mentioned! Or they just mentioned….. What do we mean? Firstly we are going to explain that very often some viruses or malware use the names of some system processes and files in order to be unnoticed, comfortably located in your system. Here are the cases of those viruses. Now, let’s analyze the texts of them once more. Have you noticed a mistake?

Malicious Activity?


“Recycled” is written with the letter “s” not “c”. So, the malware activity is evident. And that’s why it doesn’t matter what very system files windows cannot find. Of course sometimes some problems with real system files can appear, but in the case of “ntldr.com” file the Windows system will not be able even to start up and it is doubtful whether you can see the error massage. And in this case only the re-installation of system can help. Be attentive with the texts of error massages; don’t let the trespassers take over you.

So, let’s return to the Windows cannot find resycled error. In this case the best solution is to scan your computer for viruses with the help of updated antivirus and after that to restore your system. It is very easy to restore the system:

  • 1. Insert Microsoft Windows setup disk.
  • 2. Press the buttons Windows and R.
  • 3. Then sfc/scannow.

But sometimes this Windows cannot find resycled error can appear again and again. In that case you should remove this process from the Startup list. You can do it by yourselves:

  • 1. Click Start and open the main menu
  • 2. Choose run, type the command msconfig in the open field and click OK.
  • 3. Click autoload, find the name of the system process in the list and remove its tick.
  • 4. Click apply and OK, reboot your computer.

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