I'm running AntiVir 6. I keep getting a strange command box and then dumped into a website called whiplashmusic.com. Sygate keeps blocking lsass.exe. My windows firewall won't work. I get a message "Windows Firewall cannot be displayed because the associated services are not running"
Sygate will switch off the windows firewall automatically.
Virus and spyware writers are getting more cunning. They are now disguising their viruses to look or sound like Windows system files. Isass.exe lsass.exe The first starts with the letter capital i (I) and second starts with the letter lowercase l (L). The one starting with i (isass.exe) is a virus/Trojan but Windows users may easily mistake it for the very important security process, lsass.exe (starts with a lowercase L, as in lucky).
LSASS as Nuts says, is a legitimate Windows file, ISASS on the other hand , is not. If you have Sygate (firewall?) you have no reason to be running the XP firewall anyway. Download this click here and take a very careful look at what is starting up when you boot your machine. You may also want to try this click here and post the resulting log here click here