lsasss.exe Process Information

Process Name: w32/Sasser.E Worm
Author: Unknown

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System Process:
Uses network:
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Security risk 0-5:

What is lsasss exe?

lsasss.exe is a process which is registered as w32/Sasser.E Worm. It takes advantage of the Windows LSASS vulnerability, which creates a buffer overflow and instigates your computer to shut down. To see more information about this vulnerability please look at the following Microsoft bulletin:

This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Please see additional details regarding this process.

Other instances of LSASSS.EXE:

1) lsasss.exe is a process registered as a backdoor vulnerability which may be installed for malicious purposes by an attacker allowing access to your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. If unaccounted for, this process should be removed immediately.

Warning: Multiple instances of LSASSS may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.

Is lsasss.exe Virus?

DISABLE AND REMOVE lsasss.exe IMMEDIATELY. This process is most likely a virus or trojan.

Should You Remove lsasss exe?

If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove lsasss.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. lsasss.exe is not a critical component and a non-system process. Any process that is not managed by the system is known as non-system processes. It is safe to terminate the non-system process as they do not affect the general functionality of the operating system. However, the program using the non-system processes will be either terminated or halted.

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Fix lsasss.exe Error?

There are many reasons why you are seeing lsasss.exe error in your Windows system including:

Malicious software
Malicious software infects the system with malware, keyloggers, spyware, and other malicious actors. They slow down the whole system and also cause .exe errors. This occurs because they modify the registry which is very important in the proper functioning of processes.
Incomplete installation
Another common reason behind lsasss.exe error is an incomplete installation. It can happen because of errors during installation, lack of hard disk space, and crash during install. This also leads to a corrupted registry causing the error.

Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to lsasss.exe error.

The solution to fixing lsasss.exe error include any one of the following

  • Make sure your PC is protected with proper anti-virus software program.
  • Run a registry cleaner to repair and remove the Windows registry that is causing lsasss.exe error.
  • Make sure the system’s device drivers are updated properly.

It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.

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Is a lsasss.exe CPU intensive?

Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.

Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources lsasss.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.