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lsass.exe is *not* listed in Services.
What did you find that you think is lsass.exe??
lsass.exe = LSA Shell (Export Version) or Local Security Authority Service
lsass - lsass.exe - Process Information
Process File: lsass or lsass.exe
Process Name: Local Security Authority Service
lsass.exe is a system process of the Microsoft Windows security mechanisms.
It specifically deals with local security and login policies, and is NOT to
be confused with the lsas.exe virus.
Author: Microsoft Corp.
Part Of: Microsoft Windows Operating System
Local Security Authentication Server
What does it do?
It generates the process responsible for authenticating users for the
Winlogon service. This process is performed by using authentication packages
such as the default Msgina.dll. If authentication is successful, Lsass
generates the user's access token, which is used to launch the initial
shell. Other processes that the user initiates inherit this token.
You will not be able to end this through task manager!
Note: The lsass.exe file is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. In
other cases, lsass.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Bryan <email@example.com> hunted and pecked:
> I just noticed this. Any ideas???