Ive read a million topics on this but almost all of them deal with OBVIOUS solutions to the problem. Well I've already updated my OS (newest security patches, service packs, etc...), Antivirus,adware removal...etc... and for about 30mins after a restart, the lsass.exe system process eats all my cpu power. Once its done my system runs like a charm, but those 30min restarts are a waste of time. It is really starting to annoy me. No this is not a virus (according to AVG, McAfee, etc...) problem, or an Adware (spybot,adaware) problem. It is the legitimate system process eating my resources and i have no clue what to do about it. Any suggestions on a fix?
1.5 Corsair XMS
Seagate SATA 80gig HD
Radeon x850 Pro 256
I am aware of that, however this is NOT a virus, it is the correct spelling of the process, in the correct file location. It just eats a boatload of my system resources for a while. The actual virus makes your system crash after 60 seconds of use. THIS IS NOT A VIRUS.
lsass is the local authentication and security module, anything requires passing of credentials and authorization has to go through lsass
so either something keeps hitting the box for authentication and craps out or there's something running on there and keeps requesting for something from lsass
you may want to turn on security auditing from gpedit.msc and check your security logs on eventvwr.msc or on the contrary if you find out that all auditing is enabled, this can cause it to spike too, so you should just turn it all off to save CPU