lsmosee.exe Virus is a very dangerous Trojan horse, which has been spotted just recently, but for the short period of time that it has been around, it seems that this threat has managed to infect a lot of web users. Some of them have reached our team with a call for help and in the next lines we will do our best to assist them to remove the nasty Trojan from their system. This particular malware is capable of various harmful actions, so we highly recommend you to read its specifics carefully and to strictly follow the instructions in the removal guide at the end of the page.
How does lsmosee.exe Virus spread and operate inside the infected computer?
The contamination with lsmosee.exe Virus usually happens without any visible signs. The Trojan normally pretends to be a harmless looking ad, link, attachment, email message or some other legitimate-looking type of online content. This way, it can easily trick the unsuspecting online users into clicking on it and getting inside their system. Basically, without a proper antivirus software to detect it, this malware can silently sneak inside the computer and cause huge problems, system bugs, online fraud, and theft. Once it has been introduced into the system, lsmosee.exe Virus usually releases various infectious files and malicious scripts. What these malicious scripts can do is very hard to say. Normally, the hackers, who stand behind the threat, program the Trojan for numerous criminal purposes. For instance, lsmosee.exe Virus may be programmed to redirect users to malicious sites every time they try to access their search engine or to secretly steal their passwords and login credentials. In many cases, the Trojan can modify and mess up the system settings, software, and data, delete or destroy certain files, install some shady programs or even insert other viruses such as Ransomware, Spyware and other nasty computer threats.
A very successful trick that hackers use in order to compromise the users’ system and insert more viruses is to make the Trojan display some fake messages about “mandatory software updates”, some “recommended installations” or some “certification processes” where the installation of some setup is required. You should bear in mind that if such messages prompt you to click on something or give permissions for the installation or update of programs (even if they appear to be Windows updates or some popular pieces of software) there is a high chance that they could be a scam. We highly recommend you not to trust some on screen pop-ups, browser notifications or random emails that end up in your inbox and always check with the official developer if any updates or installations need to be performed. If you get redirected to a website where some identification information is required, stay alert and check the authentication of the given page. One of the tricky ways for criminals to collect sensitive information including the user’s personal and business telephone, social security numbers, credit card details, keystrokes, passwords, and similar information is through web pages, infected with Trojan scripts.
How to remove lsmosee.exe Virus from your system?
If you think your computer has been infected with lsmosee.exe Virus, it is not a good idea to keep it there even a minute more. Try to remove the malware from your system immediately. You basically have two options for that – using the manual instructions in the guide below or scanning the system with the professional lsmosee.exe Virus removal tool. Both of them will hopefully help you to fully eliminate the malware and all of its traces.
However, we need to warn you that lsmosee.exe Virus is a very dangerous computer threat and you should NOT try to handle it yourself if you are not confident in your computer skills or at least have a clue about system files and can distinguish them from real malware. The reason is this Trojan is well-programmed software that usually hides its executables under well-sounding file names or mimics some vital system files. That’s why, detecting the real threat among the healthy files is important, otherwise you may remove some important system file and cause irreparable system damage by mistake. To avoid such risk, we recommend you eliminate the Trojan automatically by using the powerful anti-malware software. For extra safety, it is a good idea to scan your entire system several times to make sure the threat is completely removed. We then recommend that you change all your passwords, logins, PINs and other important information to prevent theft of online profiles, money from your bank accounts or other sensitive data by the cyber criminals.
lsmosee.exe Virus Removal
Sidenote: Readers of this guide are advised to bookmark this page or have it opened on another device since it is possible that they will need to close the browser at a some point during the tie they are completing the following steps.
The first thing that needs to be done prior to anything else is that you boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you are not sure how to do it, use this link to a guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Go to the Processes section and look for any suspicious-looking processes. Usually, malware processes use high amounts of RAM and CPU and also have shady description (or none at all). Right-click on those processes and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process is coming from the virus, delete everything in the file location. Also, right-click on the process again and then select End Process.
Press Winkey + R and type appwiz.cpl. Press Enter and in the newly opened window look for any shady program installs. Right-click on the suspicious programs and select uninstall. Follow the prompts to uninstall the sketchy application.
Open the Run window again (Winkey + R), type msconfig and hit Enter. Go to the Startup section and from the list of programs, uncheck everything that seems shady or has an unknown or suspicious-looking manufacturer. Click on OK. On Windows 10, the startup programs list is in the Task Manager.
Open the Start Menu and paste the following line in the search bar: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Click on the first result that gets displayed. A notepad file should open, look at the bottom of the text and see if there are any IP addresses below localhost. Write to us in the comments if you saw anything there.
Type regedit in the Run search bar and hit Enter. When the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F, type the name of the virus and select Find Next. If anything gets found, right-click on it and select Delete. Do this for all search results.
Additionally, manually navigate to the following directories and see if they have any folders/keys that look shady (with a lot of random numbers and letters):
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Any other random directory
Delete everything that looks suspicious. If you are not sure whether to delete something, be sure to ask us in the comments.