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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kplgmc, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. kplgmc

    kplgmc Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2004
    Problem - lsass.exe is running for first 10 minutes after boot. It is eating up all of my processing resources and makes boot up very frustrating. I tried the fxsasser from symantec bu it is not a virus. Is it something that is running in startup? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Doodaman


    Jul 3, 2004
    "lsass.exe" is the Local Security Authentication Server. It verifies the validity of user logons to your PC/Server. It generates the process responsible for authenticating users for the Winlogon service. The lsass.exe which is from Microsoft is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. There's a few viruses that have been found to run as lsass to hide from you, [email protected], [email protected], W32.Nimos.Worm, and W32.Sasser.E.Worm (Lsasss.exe). Make sure you have your antivirus updated and scan to ensure your not infected, but lsass is a system file that's required.
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