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Help! (lsass.exe File)

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#1 Danny Jags

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:58 PM

Hey everyone,
I know that lsass.exe is not something I want on my computer, however, I cannot stop the process through TaskManager. I know a thing or two about computers, but I'm not an expert, so does anyone have an idea about what to do to get rid of this?


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Posted 11 October 2005 - 08:32 PM

There is a system file of this name, here is some info on the difference.



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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:14 AM

Here are a few scans to run:

online trojan scans here -
Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

Windows Security Trojanscan

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

You must use Internet Explorer to run these.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:01 AM

The file lsass.exe is an essential part of your operating system.
The file lsass.exe is a virus.


Actually, it's quite simple - the good file lsass.exe is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory - and a couple of other directories on your system. On mine it's located in these directories:
C:\Windows\$NTServicePackUninstal$ (in blue - compressed)
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache (in blue - compressed)

If it's located elsewhere - get a scan!

When in doubt - get a scan!
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