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What is lsass.exe? Local Security Authority

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: lsass.exe provides security functions in Windows 2000/XP. Leave it running, is very important for windows.

lsass.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 24.02%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 3 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
lsass.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0xbf2466b3e18e970d8a976fb95fc1ca85 1/29/2015 5:41:00 AM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
2 Status 0x91e6024d6d4dcdecdb36c43ecf9bbecb 1/27/2015 2:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
3 Status 0x671aca589da3733fac878a751c5bf0ed 1/27/2015 5:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
4 Status 0x84885f9b82f4d55c6146ebf6065d75d2 1/27/2015 3:10:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Local Security Authority 13 KB
5 Status 0xb2b6ba905d0e3f8a32a0eb3b4051807b 1/22/2015 5:14:00 AM Unknown 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Local Security Authority 11 KB
6 Status 0xdccfd56386f10658711415c7c2dda2f6 1/21/2015 2:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 16 KB
7 Status 0x0eac811f89889a7585baedaa4bdd16af 1/19/2015 12:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
8 Status 0x70885577298b92939f3b7af54d5f8943 1/18/2015 8:04:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080212-0010) Local Security Authority 13 KB
9 Status 0x0fba335727905de8e4cb5a2cf438abf5 1/17/2015 8:47:00 AM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
10 Status 0xc731b1fe449d4e9cea358c9d55b69be9 1/15/2015 12:38:00 AM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 7 KB
11 Status 0x559c7769b397f07e12725ee55337d4c6 1/14/2015 10:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 21 KB
12 Status 0xafb8261b56cba0d86aeb6df682af9785 1/14/2015 3:11:00 AM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
13 Status 0x259af82a0932eea4f316f92db94707b6 1/12/2015 6:12:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) Local Security Authority 13 KB
14 Status 0xac9fca8bcd685abdb9928b1964b731a2 1/11/2015 1:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
15 Status 0xd4b61a935670c57a0dea81b4f4a12169 1/5/2015 7:07:00 PM Unknown 5.2.3790.0 (srv03_rtm.030324-2048) Local Security Authority 13 KB
16 Status 0x88296f7943f30a1ee3af735440b92268 1/2/2015 9:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
17 Status 0x543b4545600f5b26150ff3f639aa670a 1/2/2015 3:35:00 PM Unknown 5.1.2600.5503 (xpsp.080306-1609) Local Security Authority 13 KB
18 Status 0xdcf733788c7d088d814e5f80eb4b3e0f 1/1/2015 1:09:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Local Security Authority 9 KB
19 Status 0xf42309c4191c506b71db5d1126d26318 12/31/2014 6:16:00 AM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 22 KB
20 Status 0x8754210a3399d19610ce2d71e0c3e5d9 12/29/2014 6:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
21 Status 0xf37b5c30ea09062da4dfc2288560c485 12/29/2014 2:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
22 Status 0x9607142710d3b64ab7fcce4be4e30d37 12/29/2014 1:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
23 Status 0x3d52a3dc53dd0632850ab8aa91e4795e 12/25/2014 3:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
24 Status 0x21844f6da13ece4737d0b7524edeb6ec 12/21/2014 5:39:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
25 Status 0x809c3dfadc08d0eb15e5440f2a65434c 12/19/2014 6:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Local Security Authority 13 KB
MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x7423f209d265a87aa6b307440b7c26c7 12/28/2014 3:25:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 228 KB
2 Status 0x7cbd8d3b6fa35179bb2f42643526d9ab 12/7/2012 1:10:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 368 KB
3 Status 0x9df3dd6f068eec01a2ab829100e60c8f 11/8/2012 1:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
4 Status 0xf536047a1fb17b7a962f0ae91cb8f838 6/11/2012 12:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 208 KB
5 Status 0x8d4dca33b50b4f4d5b3527e02df75d3c 5/17/2012 11:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 252 KB
6 Status 0x0f6a0b74b7c3d1d5d5d8efa063e181c8 2/4/2012 9:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 51 KB
7 Status 0x2f7cef1a0953f9624ddff13c1425ac37 4/14/2011 1:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 223 KB
8 Status 0x9f7519c486c3b1721d9d209645bb708f 2/23/2011 4:37:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 94 KB
9 Status 0xaf89481fd6ded35fa15535bb27ba9582 12/8/2010 1:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
10 Status 0xa0c8b3c28f751cc4335f11e0598276de 11/30/2010 12:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 29 KB
11 Status 0x5ab72d1524268c8a5cd5068da7097772 10/3/2010 12:47:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
12 Status 0x335cef0a1f9fc2d50f58e2485ece8374 6/5/2010 1:17:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 236 KB
13 Status 0x4eac761a3995e8a1e0668fcbc75217df 5/25/2010 3:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
14 Status 0xc87f83bcea15c119fecab5e06ace621f 5/20/2010 10:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
15 Status 0xbbecec47060caca894ef9158ba7d4c1d 5/8/2010 3:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
16 Status 0x861d8a8cf7a46171303932eabbc77bfb 5/1/2010 7:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 228 KB
17 Status 0x43917a937c6a8ddb9cb2833d53c2be20 4/26/2010 7:47:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 284 KB
18 Status 0x606d40f4cf2906e6d9d558119199c27c 4/26/2010 4:17:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
19 Status 0xcbee96d69df1f8760db014abfc3ae23a 4/10/2010 6:35:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 108 KB
20 Status 0x69b7856f4e9959fd28cd7ee5623bf484 3/30/2010 5:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 105 KB
21 Status 0xbc2dc6b7be79bad747b0de3f51d4e677 3/30/2010 3:13:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 256 KB
22 Status 0xc3cc4323e32594f868d5573b5bc74c10 3/19/2010 11:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 228 KB
23 Status 0x8eab45cc68be3629d05b91ed0b1543bd 3/13/2010 3:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 228 KB
24 Status 0xf28ff32f4cb00f941644a1e0fd8c751f 3/12/2010 9:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 704 KB
25 Status 0x28f50b89d95a77311800000f1988a6de 3/4/2010 3:13:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 816 KB



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