lsass.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if lsass.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against threats.
This program is usually found on disk in C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 8aeaaf1bfafcacd57014ff63202983f1.
This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful functions to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.
lsass.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the full set of features of modern PC processors. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description written in the exe is Local Security Authority Process.
File version extracted from the file 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616).
Maker Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
lsass.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to lsass.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.