lsass.exe - Is lsass.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is lsass.exe?
Purpose of lsass.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: lsass.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
lsass.exe is a program which may have been on your computer since the day you first purchased your computer, as it may have been preinstalled software. The actual hard drive location and folder is also shown below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Many spyware and virus writers often place files elsewhere on your computer, and use the same name in an attempt to fool you. This lsass.exe file runs in the background and is needed for your Windows operating system. It handles many security related things. Note that many worms have disguised their names to match this name, so make sure yours is located in the correct location on your hard drive if you have any concerns. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, virus, or adware related software. Visit lsass.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the lsass.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This is located at c:\Windows\System32\


  • Is lsass.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is lsass.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove lsass.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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