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How to remove an Isass error


Isass.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Isass.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Isass.exe file information

The process known as Java™ Platform SE binary appears to belong to software Edelin or Java™ Platform (version SE 6) or Security Service by Edelin or Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com).

Description: Isass.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 234,496 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 893,011 bytes and 24 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/isass.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Isass.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Isass.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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If Isass.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 85% dangerous. The file size is 409,148 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 14,848 bytes, 893,011 bytes or 744,436 bytes. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Isass.exe is not a Windows system file. Isass.exe is able to record inputs, connect to the Internet, hide itself and monitor applications.

If Isass.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 987,136 bytes. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Isass.exe is able to monitor applications.

If Isass.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 177,664 bytes.

If Isass.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 135,168 bytes.

If Isass.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 125,952 bytes.

If Isass.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 863,744 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "GLSetIT32" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the OPTIX PRO TROJAN!
  • "Isass" definitely not required.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Isass.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Hider.gh or Worm.Win32.AutoRun.pa (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/Hider.gen or VirTool:Win32/VBInject.B (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Isass.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

It ist a virus
  megabytes   (further information)
this files is not attack if we not connected with our network
  radja  
how do i get my xp to load
   
it is dangerous
  Yacoob  
want to remove this error from windows2000
  manish  
It slows down dial up connection, hardly
  Nunsey Sellabais  
Lsass is the microsoft Local Security Authentication Server. IT is used to run firewalls and other security features. ISASS is not LSASS. Since the font used by task mgr makes Lowercase l and uppercase I the same, you can't quite tell them apart. Isass is a type of gateway worm, it first gets on your system, and disables your firewall, then takes a hold of LSASS' computer responsabilities, and shuts down your firewalls and other security features.
   
Trojn REmove immediately
  VTB  
I think it is a virus. My xp windows will almost load but will not continue it literally shut down all power to motherboard.
  MorningsunIdaho  
isass is a virus, or part of a virus, Lsass is a legitimate and vital process of XP and I think 2000
  alphamego  
I get an error message at startup which has this file name, after pressing OK it rebbots. All safe modes, etc., go the same way
  Lidia  
may be infected by a virus
  sahirudden  
It crashed my laptop I had to reinstall XP
  les crinson  
NOT to be confused with Lsass as someone has said already, look how similar uppercase 'I' is to lowercase 'l'..... identical some check it is Isass running rather than Lsass!
  Spider_brain  
Type shutdown -a un the run command to stop the shutdown
  Praveen  
I know I can't boot up, System was fine, disconnected and moved it, when put back together, keep getting ISass.exe - system error, next line: Object name not found
  Mike  
It is a virus.
  Godsluv  
it stopped my husband from accessing the net, or doing anything without being shut down, very hard for him to erase and is still working on it, system mechanic did not work on it
  didi  
im with security task manager, and for what its says, its not a virus ..its "LSA SHIELD (Export Version) "...guess its right :S
  Webazo  
LSA Shell Export Version - It´s part of Microsoft Windows XP
  Shadow  
Not a virus, is a part of Windows XP
   
It is definitely a virus. Check this site for more info on how to remove this and other help.
  Shinigane   (further information)
I also get a error message telling that the object name is not found and it has as a title Isass.exe. When I click ok it automatically shuts down the computer even with safe mode. It has to be a virus.
  purukita  
Its says The requested operation was unsucessful... then it reboots
  Qwerty  
It switches off my system in second duration when connected to internet
  Ramesh P Sharma  
i got isass.exe from a computer shop using my flash drive and i didn't know until i inserted it in my own pc.. in my case, it really slows down dial up connection andf my computer can't shut down unless i end the Isass program.
  cherio  
Isass is a base XP file for the services of Windows XP
  Oliver  
l Thats(L) in lsass is fine used as security in some /all firewalls...its when the first character is a capital i (I) then it looks the same but is a trojan. Remove it
  Reg  
It is not a virus, it is needed by your XP
  Imster  
Currently Present in system:when attempting to end process the following alert occurs :"This is a critical system process. Task manager cannot ens this process. (attempted through normal login using admin privelages with Task Manager)
  sandpiper  
It restarts my pc when i connect to net through dial up. Cant delete it...
  Gautham  
Its a virus detected by Mcafee
   
System halts at startup with "cannot write to memory error"
  Brooklynn Craig Inc. Mad, Ky  
its dangerous
    (further information)
Capital Isass.exe is safe. LOWERCASE (isass.exe) is a worm
   
It slows down my computer processes. it runs 323 processes all at once which keep changing from 'running' to 'not responding' in split seconds. If you try to end the task in file manager it forces your computer to shut down.
  Krishane  
It prevents my XP Pro from loading. It is not in C:\windows\system32\ unless it is a hidden file. I did a search for it on another computer running Vista and by doing that it took me directly to the last email I composed and sent.
  Carole  
when i start my computer it says isass.exe missing and my computer restarts. why does this happen
  mj  
it is a virus, and it shuts down your security on your computer and crashes your computer. i will need mine to be fixed professionally
   
It slows down my dial up connection. Cannot be delete this file. For ur info ---http://www.prevx.com/filenames/3850907126820737754-X1/ISASS.EXE.html
  neoaie   (further information)
There is LSASS and ISASS. What I have read is that Lsass is a legitimate Windows program. Isass, beginning with an upper case "i" that looks the same as a lowercase "L" is a virus.
  Marie   (further information)
I am unsure if this is my problem. My computer stalls completely periodically now, and sometimes a baloon says USB device is not found or not working, I forget exact phrase, sometimes I must unplug the mouse as this is what it means, when I plug back it works again
  Paul Luchter luckyshow  
i have vista and i have isass.exe so maybe its not for xp and its a virus
  jason  
Now i have that one in my desktop.And confirm it's a virus i cant open my programs.
  gedhel  
this is an important windows file and at the same time, where the virus injects itself once infected
  zeeroallen   (further information)
it could be a sasser virus, i got one before. to fix it you need to enter your hard drive as a slave drive in another comp then scan it and replace it.
  motion  
I suspect it installs Installshield of MacroVision. a dangerous VPN client with some subscibers
  Venkata Arni  
I had an isass.exe error after i had to run repair through windows setup with f12 hit enter to enter setup then f8 to agree ran repair from there, now my wireless network adapter is really screwed, I have to say isass.exe is some kind of virus or an auto execution program that can really do some damage... as far as a virus, not too sure about that... all i know is i have never seen it before and after I did i had to wipe my computer out entirely. You will have to decide for yourself
  hooks  
Look is it a i = isass.exe or is it a l lsass.exe and all of this is not dangerous
  KuHaKuSo   (further information)
issas.exe =a Trojan virus ! and is linked to an dll in system 32 and and ex file in hidden folder recycler on C. It creates other exe files in Temp and in Temp folder in Local Settings (hidden folder) + Temp. Int Files folder. Opens backdoor to your PC. Seeks contact to internet after you log in. Very difficult to remove. There is a huge difference with Isass.exe (=actually Lsass.exe)! Why? Becasue this one is Windows related. Read the link for more info. I'm infected with it so I know all about it. It's a real RAT!
  Martin   (further information)
I am using Vista 64 bit and Isass ask permition to pass through my norton firewall, but I didn't allow it. I wait for any malfunction on my system but it just goes smoothly. I think Isass is not that important to the system. On the other hand it is an unknown program so why take the risk anyway.
  Regie Bravo  
nothing first I heard of it. Trying to figure out how to get xp to load after this message appear.
  jean  
It's not a virus, its corrupt registry files. From an install disk, or connect the bad hard drive externally to another PC, (not as the main drive), and copy the registry files to the bad hard drive. files are "Windows/System32/Config/(SYSTEM, SAM, SOFTWARE, SECURITY, DEFAULT). Try that.
  DRFnWichita  
This is a Microsoft application that runs the Local Security Authority Process it verifies users that login and generates security tokens
  Winford 'Mac' Maneice   (further information)
To check whether you have Lsass.exe which is safe, or isass.exe which is not safe, type the name of the file in 'search programs & files' in the start menu
   
It's on an XP system that I just finished fixing under C:\Windows\system. System runs without error.
  Samantha  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Isass.exe: based on 47 votes with 56 reviews.
8 users think Isass.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. 25 users think Isass.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 17 users don't grade Isass.exe ("not sure about it").


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