Is cssurf.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of cssurf.exe:









File purpose and description:

cssurf.exe is an executable program file that you most likely installed on your computer, it most likely was not preinstalled when you purchased your computer. Be sure to check the folder location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This file is from Comodo and cssurf.exe is part of their browser toolbar and security software. If you did not want this installed, it is safe to remove. This file is considered a safe file, and is not virus, spyware, or malware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
cssurf.exe

File type:
This is an executable file

File or folder location:
This file will be on your hard drive in location "C:\Program Files\COMODO\SafeSurf\cssurf.exe" -s


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, cssurf.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of cssurf.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!