lsass.exe ????

  Magik ®© 16:15 10 Sep 04

hi, the above, and i am certain the first letter is a "L" Is going it all the time, causing it to keep writing to the drive, so it spends all it's time clicking away, it is XP, i have looked it up, but can not understand what they are on about, they keep on about more memory.. can someone explain, in english, what the above is.


  bretsky 16:54 10 Sep 04

click here and click here and click here

bretsky ;0)

  igk 17:02 10 Sep 04

This is one of the "Services" that most home pc's do not need (I have this disabled on all my pc's)to disable this: Control panel,performance&maintenence,admin tools,click the "services" icon,search down the list and look for "IPSEC SERVICES" then double click it and select "Disable" and also "Stop"(if its running)then apply/ok close that lot down and see how you get on.Hope this helps.

  CurlyWhirly 17:23 10 Sep 04

I didn't know that this could be disabled as if you try to disable it in Windows Task Manager it says that it is a 'critical system process'!

  CurlyWhirly 17:24 10 Sep 04

I didn't know that this could be disabled as if you try to disable it in Windows Task Manager it says that it is a 'critical system process'!

  Stuartli 17:31 10 Sep 04

It could be a virus. See:

click here

There was a thread on this subject recently - it all depended on the spelling of the first section whether or not it was a virus.

  CurlyWhirly 17:47 10 Sep 04

It definently begins with an L i.e. LSASS.EXE so I don't think it is a virus because it always runs when XP loads as it isn't disabled in the Services menu of Administrative Tools.

What I was wondering is whether it is SAFE to disable it as mentioned by igk in his post above.

  Magik ®© 18:20 10 Sep 04

two of the links above did not work, but i found this, not sure what it means, but i have two PC's connected to a wireless network...

(Local Security Authority Subsystem)

Network Authentication: maintains a synced domain directory database between the PDC and BDC(s), handles authentication of respective accounts on the DCs, and authenticates domain accounts on networked machines

Automatic - when connected to a domain.

Manual for stand-alone machines.

not sure what it means, but someone might..


  Magik ®© 18:23 10 Sep 04

if not i might close my eyes and do as IGK said above...

  igk 20:06 10 Sep 04

As I said I have disabled this service in 3 of my pc's with no problems at all.

  Magik ®© 20:13 10 Sep 04

as much as i have looked, no way can i find the performance and maintenance thingy, so i need to know where it is in XP


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