How to remove an lsm error
The free file information forum can help you determine if lsm.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.
Lsm.exe file information
The process known as Local Session Manager Service or Lokaler Sitzungs-Manager-Dienst or anacondas inactivation imaginative belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or servile or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or hippish intromitted.
Description: lsm.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 229,888 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 210,944 bytes, 267,776 bytes or 261,120 bytes.
The file is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. Lsm.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Viruses with the same file name
Is lsm.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true lsm.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Local Session Manager Service".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are for instance Packed.Win32.Krap.hm (detected by Kaspersky), and Backdoor:Win32/Votwup.B (detected by Microsoft).
To ensure that no rogue lsm.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants? If lsm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 375,296 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 450,560 bytes. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window.
If lsm.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 53,248 bytes. Lsm.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. File lsm.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. lsm.exe is able to monitor applications.
If lsm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 24,576 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lsm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lsm.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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