On Tuesday, I chatted with several McAfee technicians about an issue. After several hours, several wipes and reloads, we thought we had solve the problem, but after a reboot, had not.
I am running VirusScan Plus over Vista.
Security Center loads on boot up and runs properly in the background; however, whenever I attempted to manually open a window, it would immediately minimize to the toolbar. Any McAfee-related window for any process would immediately minimize.
I suspected an incompatibility with another virus scan program. That was not the problem. The offending prcess is lsass.exe, which is a Windows process. There is a worm with the same name, but I am not infected.
If I kill the lsass.exe process, McAfee windows behave normally.
I now suspect a bad combination of programs or maybe the load order. In any event, the work around satisfies me as I do not need the lsass.exe process--it is a system account manager and I only have one account on this machine.
If I gleen any further information, I will pass it on.
"lsass.exe" is the Local Security Authentication Server. The lsass.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, lsass.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Have we tried running the Stinger scan to check for any suspicious behaviour in the system. ?
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