lsass.exe

Process name: Local Security Authority Subsystem Service

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Check your system for invalid registry entries.

lsass.exe

Process name: Local Security Authority Subsystem Service

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Check your system for invalid registry entries.

lsass.exe




Process name: Local Security Authority Subsystem Service

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Check your system for invalid registry entries.

What is lsass.exe doing on my computer?

The process lsass.exe is the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service by Microsoft, Inc. It is responsible for the enforcement of security policies within Microsoft's Operating Systems. This process checks whether a user’s supplied identification is valid or not whenever he or she tries to access the computer system.

With the execution of the file lsass.exe, the system acquires security by preventing the access of unwanted users to any personal information. The process lsass.exe also handles the password modifications done by the user.

The lsass.exe process mainly operates in the system through its ability to create access tokens. These tokens encapsulate the file’s security descriptor, which contains the necessary information to process user authentication such as data on which user holds access to the system and whether the access is mandatory or discretionary.


lsass.exe is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed.
lsass.exe

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is lsass.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system.
lsass.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove lsass.exe?

Since lsass.exe is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for your PC to work properly.

Is lsass.exe CPU intensive?

This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss.

Why is lsass.exe giving me errors?

System process issues are mainly a result of conflicting applications running on your PC.


Why do I have multiple instances of lsass.exe?


The system sometimes dedicates more resources to a specific task by generating multiple instances of one process. However this can also be a symptom of a virus or trojan infection. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus and run a full scan.

lsass.exe is known to have 7 other instances:

Trojan.W32.KELVIR
lsass.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.Webus
lsass.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.Satiloler
lsass.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.Windang, Trojan.W32.Spybot & backdoor.W32.ratsou
lsass.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

Trojan.W32.satiloler

Trojan.W32.Downloader
lsass.exe is registered as a downloader read more »

Trojan.W32.Rontokbr
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