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#1 Keith1

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:22 PM

Hi all - I don't understand this, so I thought I'd ask-

First of all, some system info-
Windows XP - Home - SP2
ZA Pro
Avg Free - 7.5
IE7

Ok... now what happened - When I started my computer this afternoon, I got a black screen during bootup, with a message box saying - Isass.exe - not enough quota
So I shut it down. Upon restart, it booted just fine.

Then I googled "isass.exe" and found this upon searching -
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...slibrary/isass/

It looks like a real "nastie" so I did this - - -


I brought up AVG and looked in the virus vault - nothing, then did a scan - nothing. Ran Bit Defender - nothing.

So.... could it be that - it was just trying to "get in" when I booted my computer ( a matter of timing ) or could it be imbedded and I didn't find it? Normally, all my scans come up clean, so this kinda threw me off!.


Thank you, Keith

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

Could the file in question be lsass.exe (small case L) ?? The reason I ask is when Googling "lsass.exe - not enough quota" this is the page that comes up:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=...ota&spell=1

Edited by buddy215, 21 June 2007 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

I have the same process on my computer, and it must be windows, because i just re-installed the operating system.
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

Give a try to scanning with SuperAntiSpyware in Safe Mode
How to start Windows in Safe Mode
as (I)sass.exe is a variant of the OPTIX PRO TROJAN
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:33 AM

I don't think it's malware.
I think it's an important system process.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:47 PM

Sorry for the delay in responding - I was running more scans ( in the most "in depth" mode available ). Everything keeps coming up clean. I'm thinking that the results point to a Windows process, as suggested. I don't see how there could have been a problem with available memory during bootup, but just maybe a "fluke"?

I've Googled so.... much it's become mind boggling. I'm not really sure if it started with an "i" or an "l" - or upper or lower case, which I see makes a vast difference. Guess I paniced when I got the error message.After the initial problem, all subsequent bootups have been fine.

Thanks for the input everyone - hopefully everythings ok now - Keith

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 07:51 PM

Well good luck to you. :thumbsup:
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