sass.exe. Could this be the root of trouble

  Demora 08:54 10 Jan 2008

Could this file be the root of all my problems?

click here

I turned the laptop on this morning and started a scan with Avast. I then noticed an error message about windows shutting down and something about sass.exe. The pc then went black and an error message came up telling me to use the win xp cd to repair as config was corrupt. or words to that effect.

If this is what I think it is, Why didn't Avast pick it up before.



  brundle 09:39 10 Jan 2008

Sass.exe isn't a standard Windows file, LSASS.exe is.
Get rid of it.
click here

Open Avast and set Resident scanner to High.

  VoG II 10:32 10 Jan 2008

Possibly click here

  birdface 10:52 10 Jan 2008

If your spelling is correct sass.exe then it is a trojan.Like Brundle says lsass.exe is a windows here

  Diemmess 11:01 10 Jan 2008

I think this is part of a serious infestation.
Memories go back at over 2 years when Nellie2 helped me and others on this forum to clean out systems wrecked by a series of intruders.

Nellie 2's skills, involved HiJackThis and interpretations of what to do next. She moved to another website but in the way of cussedness I can't find it any more.

HijackThis is a free download, but it does need skill and patience to follow the order in which things have to be done.

  birdface 11:27 10 Jan 2008

Probably moved you to this site.If not just register and download their Hijack this and post the results in their Forum.They will clean your computer for you.They are very busy so might take a day or here

  mfletch 11:47 10 Jan 2008

Hi, Try using SAS superantispyware first



Added by the Troj/Funsta-A Trojan

SAS/FREE version please check for any updates first then do a full scan,

click here


  Demora 15:49 16 Jan 2008

Thanks for the help. I got fed up with the Laptop and its very fequent BSODs etc. Parcelforce took it back to the store this morning for them to sort it out.


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