lsmosee.exe Virus Removal (August 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove lsmosee.exe Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan horse viruses are among the nastiest pieces of malware you may ever come across. They’re stealthy, cunning and can cause a wide variety of damage to their victims and their machines. As of late, we’ve been receiving a number of complaints and requests for an article about lsmosee.exe Virus – also a Trojan horse variant. And given that you’ve landed on this page, we’re guessing that you, too, have been affected by this malicious program. If so, then it’s important that you read the information herein, so as to gain a deeper understanding of the type of threat at hand. Besides that, at the end of this article you will also find a removal guide with step-by-step instructions on how to remove lsmosee.exe Virus from your system. Alternatively, if you don’t trust your computing skills to deal with system files, you can also use our professional removal tool, which is also available below.

The nature of the Trojan horse

Viruses like lsmosee.exe Virus have been around for a while now and they are still as popular with hackers as they were in the beginning. What’s more, this type of malware is the most numerous of them all, comprising a substantial 75-80% of all viruses. And the problem with Trojans is that you can’t quite be sure what exactly they’re up to when you discover them on your computer. But we would still like you to get a better picture of what you might be up against, so here are some of the most common usages for the category of malware:

  • Trojans are most commonly used for the purpose of stealing information. There’s a variety of means by which they can achieve this, among which is, for example, keystroke logging. With the help of this method, the virus can record everything you type in with the help of your keyboard to potentially learn your logins, passwords, financial details, etc. Other more sophisticated methods involve redirecting your traffic to the hackers’ servers, so everything you think you type into your browser or in any other internet-related programs will become the domain of cybercriminals.
  • Alternatively, a Trojan may also be sent as an assassin – there to delete files, crash your system or even destroy it completely.
  • Another fairly common and no less dangerous or frightening usage for Trojans is their ability to spy on you. They can literally turn your PC into a window for the hackers behind them to look into and watch you, listen in on you and monitor your every step. It’s a truly disturbing prospect and all the more reason to remove lsmosee.exe Virus from your system as soon as possible.
  • Trojans can also be used to infiltrate your system and exploit the computer’s resources for a number of different purposes. For example, they can use it to distribute spam to other computers within its network or even infect them with viruses. In addition, the hackers can be using your computer to mine cryptocurrencies.

lsmosee.exe Virus Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!

This is only a short list of what viruses like lsmosee.exe Virus can be capable of. Another thing that makes these viruses to dangerous is the fact that they hardly have any symptoms. This means detecting that you actually have a Trojan on your PC is very difficult and it can be on its harmful mission without you knowing. Sometimes, though, they might cause your system to crash frequently, including BSOD crashes. You can also start noticing small, but strange behavioral symptoms of your PC, like the cursor moving on its own, for example. Note that there can be other causes for these signs, but it wouldn’t hurt to scan your system anyway in case of an infection.

But the best way to protect your system from Trojans, once you’ve already removed the current one, is to never let them get inside it in the first place. So, with that in mind, try to apply some basic safety measures to your day-to-day browsing activities. Avoid suspicious and obscure locations that may be harboring viruses. Also, try to never download content from any such website, unless you know you can trust it and it has a reliable reputation. A very common source of Trojans and other malware are still the notorious spam messages that you can receive via email, social media and other messaging platforms – don’t interact with those!

SUMMARY:

Name lsmosee.exe
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Usually none, but occasionally may cause BSOD and other crashes, a slowdown in the productivity of the PC, cursor movements, etc.
Distribution Method  Mainly with the help of infected websites, malvertisements, spam messages and compromised downloadable content. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
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