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Ism.exe

  1. #1


    Retired Bill Guest

    Ism.exe

    Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
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    Retired Boeing Bill

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    Retired Bill wrote:

    > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    The quickest way to get answers to these sorts of questions is to Google
    the name. A search for "lsm.exe" brings up a lot of links indicating
    that the file is the Microsoft Local Session Manager Service. This same
    search also brings up links indicating that a handle leak may occur in
    lsm.exe so if you're asking because you have issues and you see this
    service running, that may be the cause.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933245


    Malke
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  3. #3


    Retired Bill Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    That MS link you included about a leak was for Lsm, not Ism.....
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    "Malke" wrote:

    > Retired Bill wrote:

    > > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    >
    > The quickest way to get answers to these sorts of questions is to Google
    > the name. A search for "lsm.exe" brings up a lot of links indicating
    > that the file is the Microsoft Local Session Manager Service. This same
    > search also brings up links indicating that a handle leak may occur in
    > lsm.exe so if you're asking because you have issues and you see this
    > service running, that may be the cause.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933245
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

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  4. #4


    Mike Brannigan Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9D11CACC-97DA-44CF-89B8-D4745F5924CA@xxxxxx

    > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    > --
    > Retired Boeing Bill
    It may be ad-ware
    see
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...5721333325&p=1

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  5. #5


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    Hi, Bill.

    Malke's advice still applies: Google is your friend!"

    I simply Copied Ism.exe from your original post (It's awfully hard to tell
    upper-case I from lowercase l sometimes!) into Google's search box and got
    1,240 hits. It looks like there are both legitimate applications and
    suspect programs with that name.

    Have you scanned your computer for viruses and other malware? Recently?

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX
    rc@xxxxxx
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)

    "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6416E935-353A-42F2-8F7F-903A6E802CDE@xxxxxx

    > That MS link you included about a leak was for Lsm, not Ism.....
    > --
    > Retired Boeing Bill
    >
    >
    > "Malke" wrote:
    >

    >> Retired Bill wrote:

    >> > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    >>
    >> The quickest way to get answers to these sorts of questions is to Google
    >> the name. A search for "lsm.exe" brings up a lot of links indicating
    >> that the file is the Microsoft Local Session Manager Service. This same
    >> search also brings up links indicating that a handle leak may occur in
    >> lsm.exe so if you're asking because you have issues and you see this
    >> service running, that may be the cause.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933245
    >>
    >>
    >> Malke

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  6. #6


    Dave Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    Bill,

    I found a lot of hits for "ism.exe", it could be spyware, but I can't say
    for sure.

    I don't have it on my Vista Home Premium....
    How did you find it?



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    "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6416E935-353A-42F2-8F7F-903A6E802CDE@xxxxxx

    > That MS link you included about a leak was for Lsm, not Ism.....
    > --
    > Retired Boeing Bill
    >
    >
    > "Malke" wrote:
    >

    >> Retired Bill wrote:

    >> > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    >>
    >> The quickest way to get answers to these sorts of questions is to Google
    >> the name. A search for "lsm.exe" brings up a lot of links indicating
    >> that the file is the Microsoft Local Session Manager Service. This same
    >> search also brings up links indicating that a handle leak may occur in
    >> lsm.exe so if you're asking because you have issues and you see this
    >> service running, that may be the cause.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933245
    >>
    >>
    >> Malke
    >> --
    >> Elephant Boy Computers
    >> www.elephantboycomputers.com
    >> "Don't Panic!"
    >> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >>

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  7. #7


    Retired Bill Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    I saw it in task mgr, didn't remember if it was any good. I ended that
    process and windows immeadiately re-booted. And it's still there and I'm
    getting random popup browsers to various web sites. I've tried various spy
    and rootkit removers but none remove it???
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    Retired Boeing Bill


    "Dave" wrote:

    > Bill,
    >
    > I found a lot of hits for "ism.exe", it could be spyware, but I can't say
    > for sure.
    >
    > I don't have it on my Vista Home Premium....
    > How did you find it?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >
    > "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6416E935-353A-42F2-8F7F-903A6E802CDE@xxxxxx

    > > That MS link you included about a leak was for Lsm, not Ism.....
    > > --
    > > Retired Boeing Bill
    > >
    > >
    > > "Malke" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Retired Bill wrote:
    > >> > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    > >>
    > >> The quickest way to get answers to these sorts of questions is to Google
    > >> the name. A search for "lsm.exe" brings up a lot of links indicating
    > >> that the file is the Microsoft Local Session Manager Service. This same
    > >> search also brings up links indicating that a handle leak may occur in
    > >> lsm.exe so if you're asking because you have issues and you see this
    > >> service running, that may be the cause.
    > >>
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933245
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Malke
    > >> --
    > >> Elephant Boy Computers
    > >> www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > >> "Don't Panic!"
    > >> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > >>
    >

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  8. #8


    Retired Bill Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    Can't an MS MVP tellme if this is legitimate MS code??? It's not in the
    persons answer below you in his home premium but it's in mine. I saw it in
    task mgr, didn't remember if it was any good. I ended that process and
    windows immeadiately re-booted. And it's still there and I'm getting random
    popup browsers to various web sites. I;ve tried various spy and rootkit
    removers but none remove it???
    --
    Retired Boeing Bill


    "R. C. White" wrote:

    > Hi, Bill.
    >
    > Malke's advice still applies: Google is your friend!"
    >
    > I simply Copied Ism.exe from your original post (It's awfully hard to tell
    > upper-case I from lowercase l sometimes!) into Google's search box and got
    > 1,240 hits. It looks like there are both legitimate applications and
    > suspect programs with that name.
    >
    > Have you scanned your computer for viruses and other malware? Recently?
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@xxxxxx
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
    >
    > "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6416E935-353A-42F2-8F7F-903A6E802CDE@xxxxxx

    > > That MS link you included about a leak was for Lsm, not Ism.....
    > > --
    > > Retired Boeing Bill
    > >
    > >
    > > "Malke" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Retired Bill wrote:
    > >> > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    > >>
    > >> The quickest way to get answers to these sorts of questions is to Google
    > >> the name. A search for "lsm.exe" brings up a lot of links indicating
    > >> that the file is the Microsoft Local Session Manager Service. This same
    > >> search also brings up links indicating that a handle leak may occur in
    > >> lsm.exe so if you're asking because you have issues and you see this
    > >> service running, that may be the cause.
    > >>
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933245
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Malke
    >

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  9. #9


    Retired Bill Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    The link you sent me to is the exact problem I'm having. I looked at that
    site too and every since these popupsare acurring. None of the spyware and
    malware and rootkit removers have worked. This is
    awful...................... Is this an IE7 vunerability, shouls MS address
    it?
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    "Mike Brannigan" wrote:

    > "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9D11CACC-97DA-44CF-89B8-D4745F5924CA@xxxxxx

    > > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    > > --
    > > Retired Boeing Bill
    >
    > It may be ad-ware
    > see
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...5721333325&p=1
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mike Brannigan
    >

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  10. #10


    Mike Brannigan Guest

    Re: Ism.exe

    "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:888F4DE3-87B3-4D3B-98BF-D4D4611226EF@xxxxxx

    > The link you sent me to is the exact problem I'm having. I looked at that
    > site too and every since these popupsare acurring. None of the spyware
    > and
    > malware and rootkit removers have worked. This is
    > awful...................... Is this an IE7 vunerability, shouls MS
    > address
    > it?
    > --
    > Retired Boeing Bill
    >
    >
    The link I provided includes the complete process for removal of ISM from
    your system (scroll down).
    Have you tried this?
    It involves booting to safe mode then removing registry entries and on disk
    files.

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    Mike Brannigan
    "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:888F4DE3-87B3-4D3B-98BF-D4D4611226EF@xxxxxx

    > The link you sent me to is the exact problem I'm having. I looked at that
    > site too and every since these popupsare acurring. None of the spyware
    > and
    > malware and rootkit removers have worked. This is
    > awful...................... Is this an IE7 vunerability, shouls MS
    > address
    > it?
    > --
    > Retired Boeing Bill
    >
    >
    > "Mike Brannigan" wrote:
    >

    >> "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:9D11CACC-97DA-44CF-89B8-D4745F5924CA@xxxxxx

    >> > Is this a legitimate Windows program,or spyware?
    >> > --
    >> > Retired Boeing Bill
    >>
    >> It may be ad-ware
    >> see
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...5721333325&p=1
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Mike Brannigan
    >>

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