Windows – is csrss.exe running 169 times


When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that many before, what could be the cause and is it a problem?

See my list of processes and System Information using DxDiag.

Edit: When restarting Windows I noticed that there were updates pending to be installed, not sure if that's related. After restarting I only have csrss.exe running two times, back to normal I guess. Looking at the Event Log didn't reveal anything either.

Best Answer

Some process is launching all these csrss.exe instances, figure out which.

You can sort them into a process tree using Process Explorer, then figure out the parent of them.

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