100 pts.
Virus removal
I usually take great pride in how good I am at removing spam and viruses and cleaning a computer to a great potential (at my job and for friends). About 2 months ago I somehow received the Sasser virus. Did 3 different types of virus scans and at least 4 different types of antispware scans. With no results. Over the last 2 months i have formatted my computer, literally, at least 12 times. What happens is about 1/3 times I boot up it comes up with LSA (Export) error or Lsass.exe is shutting down my system. I've checked every program I install to see if it somehow embedding it in to the system and I cannot find anything. I've run HiJack this and had there checker check the data results. I've even switched to a new hard drive. Just been a humongous frustration and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Maybe its not you at all. What are you connecting to?
Home router, work router?
Is there a server between you and the ‘outside’?
I would start looking back from your device to the internet. Maybe there’s another device constantly searching just for your pc, or username and will send a trojan each time you login.
If you think it’s constantly happening to your pc, no matter what you do, then maybe it’s not your pc.

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  • BigMike10
    "Search and Destroy" (not to be confused with "SpyBot Search and Destroy" is at least Malware. Please see the F-Secure WebLog at Also, I did download the Search and Destroy product (in my Lab) and Symantec A/V detected it as MalwarePro, a "Misleading Application"
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Yeah, this may not be a malware issue...or a hardware issue. Lsass.exe is a legitimate service for Windows security policy enforcement. What happens when you boot to safe mode with networking?
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  • mshen
    The LSASS exploit was fixed with Service Pack 2. If an up-to-date virus scan can't find any viruses, you should check for conflicting applications. If you use applications similar to TweakXP, you may run into issues like the one you described.
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