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Anyone know what lsrss.exe is??

Posted on 2004-07-30
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Hey experts,

I setup an apache server on a Windows 2000 machine a week ago or so, and an email came in from the web host saying that an IRC client was running on the server (this is a SBC dedicated host).  It's running from C:\winnt\system32\lsrss.exe.   Goggle doesn't turn up anything on this, so that made me worry alot.  Is this probably a virus or what?

-Chris
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There is an lsass.exe that should be there, but there is no file I am aware of called lsrss.exe that should be running.

I believe you are correct in assuming a virus of some sort.

Check the version information on the .exe and if it looks suspicious kill the process and rename the file - then run a complete system virus scan.

Dave Dietz
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ran virus scan, turns out there were virus's on there but it had nothing to do with lsrss.exe.

instead its a service Eventask that was running on the machine.  The lsrss.exe process is dependant on this service.  Eventask is a service that was installed by the NT resource kit (srvany.exe) to run the lsrss.exe.  

it wasn't a virus, but I had viruses elsewhere anyway!!!
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oh ya, thanks :)
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