How to remove the lsmass virus
Most antivirus programs identify lsmass.exe as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen, and Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:MSIL/Pontoeb.J or Backdoor:MSIL/Pontoeb.N.
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Lsmass.exe file information
The process known as Virage or LMS or NT Kernel & System belongs to software Virage or Notepad or LMS or JPEG View Application or Editor or NT Kernel & System or ConsoleApplication1 by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: lsmass.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 33,280 bytes, 35,840 bytes, 154,112 bytes or 37,376 bytes.
The program is not visible. Lsmass.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify lsmass.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lsmass.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lsmass.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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