Steps to Repairing Lsass.exe Errors for Your Computer
What Is a Lsass.exe Error?
If your computer crashes, keeps restarting, or you’re having system log in issues, you might see the Lsass.exe Error message pop up. Lsass stands for Local Security Authentification Server.
What Causes a Lsass.exe Error?
Most Lsass.exe Errors are caused by a virus that’s attacked your computer. They’re common on certain Windows operating systems where user logins are a common virus target (LSASS manages the targeted user logins on various Windows operating systems).
How to Fix a Lsass.exe Error
There are couple solutions to fixing Lsass.exe Errors on your computer.
Solution 1: Install and Run Anti-virus or Spyware programs.
- Begin by closing any programs your computer is running.
- Install an anti-virus or spy-catching software program if you don’t already have one. You can use Microsoft’s Malware Removal Tool to identify and remove infections.
- Follow the instructions of the software program and run a full virus scan.
- Follow the instructions of the software program to remove all identified malware or viruses.
- Set the program to run every week on your computer.
- Restart your computer.
- After your computer restarts, the Lsass.exe Error should be resolved.
- If you still have problems, your registry might have been impacted, so proceed to Solution 2.
Solution 2: Run Windows Registry Editor and Clean Boot Your Computer.
- Back up your system registry. (Because you will be making changes to your computer’s registry, it’s critical you follow these steps exactly. The backup suggested here provides added protection in case something goes wrong).
- Go to Start.
- Select Run.
- Type regedit in the Run window.
- Click on OK.
- From the menu toolbar, select File.
- Select Export from the list.
- Enter a name for the back-up file.
- Click on Save.
- After back-up, go to your Start Menu.
- Select Selective Startup.
- In the Selective Startup area, select to clear all checked boxes, including Process Config.sys File, Process Winstart.bat File (if presented), Process Autoexec.bat File, Process System.ini File, Load Startup Group Items, and Process Win.ini File.
- Click OK.
- Restart your computer when prompted.
- If your issue is resolved, then repeat Steps 2 through 6, and for Step 4, check one of the unchecked boxes each time until you’ve completely checked all of the boxes again. Upon restart each time, if the lsass.exe issues occurs, then you’ll know that the most recent box you checked is the registry issue.
- When you identify a registry issue, you can delete or modify the registry creating the issue.
One of these solutions should resolve your lsass.exe error. Good luck!
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