lsass.exe shows in Task Manager but Manual & STOPPED in se..

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I just noticed this. Any ideas???
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    lsass.exe is *not* listed in Services.

    What did you find that you think is lsass.exe??
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    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

    Description:
    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
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    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!
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    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!

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.
    Wes

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    > I just noticed this. Any ideas???
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