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Ism.exe

M

Malke

#2
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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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
 

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Retired Bill

#3
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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R. C. White

#5
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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#6
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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Retired Bill

#7
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


"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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Retired Bill

#8
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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Retired Bill

#9
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/communitie...&tid=d3f6c609-1a72-4228-87df-5d5721333325&p=1
>
> --
>
> Mike Brannigan
>
 

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Mike Brannigan

#10
"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.

--

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/communitie...&tid=d3f6c609-1a72-4228-87df-5d5721333325&p=1
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mike Brannigan
>>
 

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Retired Bill

#11
Yikes, Hope I don't miss one or screw one up................ Can you send me
a process to do this automatically? Sounds like anyone going to that web
site get's this problem.
--
Retired Boeing Bill


"Mike Brannigan" wrote:

> "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.
>
> --
>
> 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/communitie...&tid=d3f6c609-1a72-4228-87df-5d5721333325&p=1
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Mike Brannigan
> >>
>
 

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D
#12
Supposedly you can uninstall Internet Speed Monitor, then delete all
remaining files in the C:\Program Files\ISM folder...
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=256526&messageID=2543307


Or, you might look at this... it has a link to download a removal tool
http://www.spywarenotice.com/internet-speed-monitor-2-remove-internet-speed-monitor-2/

Hope it helps....

--

"Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:94E7895B-5DB2-4B73-824B-C20719567387@xxxxxx

> Yikes, Hope I don't miss one or screw one up................ Can you send
> me
> a process to do this automatically? Sounds like anyone going to that web
> site get's this problem.
> --
> Retired Boeing Bill
>
>
> "Mike Brannigan" wrote:
>

>> "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.
>>
>> --
>>
>> 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/communitie...&tid=d3f6c609-1a72-4228-87df-5d5721333325&p=1
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Mike Brannigan
>> >>
>>
 

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Retired Bill

#13
Now I'm really confused. I did run the "internet speed monitor" from that
wewb site (which by the was is marked safe by McAfee SiteAdvisor). And I do
get the random web sites that popup in the IE browser, but none of the
Registry entries or modules to delete suggested by the forum answer you
linked me too were in my computer?

How can I get help, please?

If I provided feed back from the Vista SP1 Feedback tool (even though I
uninstalled SP1) to a MS MVP, would that help?
--
Retired Boeing Bill


"Dave" wrote:

> Supposedly you can uninstall Internet Speed Monitor, then delete all
> remaining files in the C:\Program Files\ISM folder...
> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=256526&messageID=2543307
>
>
> Or, you might look at this... it has a link to download a removal tool
> http://www.spywarenotice.com/internet-speed-monitor-2-remove-internet-speed-monitor-2/
>
> Hope it helps....
>
> --
>
> "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:94E7895B-5DB2-4B73-824B-C20719567387@xxxxxx

> > Yikes, Hope I don't miss one or screw one up................ Can you send
> > me
> > a process to do this automatically? Sounds like anyone going to that web
> > site get's this problem.
> > --
> > Retired Boeing Bill
> >
> >
> > "Mike Brannigan" wrote:
> >

> >> "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.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> 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/communitie...&tid=d3f6c609-1a72-4228-87df-5d5721333325&p=1
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >>
> >> >> Mike Brannigan
> >> >>
> >>
>
 

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---Fitz---

#14
"Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:1B346D11-6AA5-4AC0-B32E-7374775CF87B@xxxxxx

> 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
>
>
> "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
>> >>
>>
I have it on my machine. It is lsm.exe (l=L in lower case) Legitimate.
 

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R. C. White

#15
Hi, Bill.

I'm running Vista Ultimate x64. I do NOT have any file named "ism.exe"
anywhere in my \Windows folder or its subfolders. It is NOT a part of
Vista. It MAY be a part of another legitimate application, but I do not
know about that.

I've already given you the best advice that I know, Bill. Whether you
follow it or not is up to you.

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:F8306318-F10D-4F0F-B135-48552A8121DB@xxxxxx

> 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
>>
>> "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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