How to remove lsmose.exe trojan

Recently, the Bitcoins theme has started to hit the front pages of news sites more and more often. The Bitcoin exchange rate is growing rapidly and many people have managed to enrich themselves on this growth, extracting Bitcoins with the power of their own computers, or by using special "farms" that are assembled from several video cards and are designed exclusively for mining crypto-currencies. The concept of "farming" came to us from computer games, and it means the extraction of some resource, for example, minerals. However, unlike a computer game, in the real world, resources tend to be depleted, and the complexity of their extraction is constantly increasing. This is also the system of any modern crypto currency (at the moment there are already hundreds of crypto-currencies, which are at different degrees of development).Uusers make calculations to create a new monetary unit. The more monetary units are in the system, the more difficult mining becomes, and the closer the miner approaches the zero point, which is the point when the value of the extracted crypto currency is equal to the cost of the spent electricity. Thanks to the rabid interest in mining and the huge number of new miners, the complexity of mining of all promising crypto-currencies has increased so much that mining any of them on a home computer is unprofitable. Now in the game there are only large players who own huge farms, or have access to extremely cheap electricity.

Scammers decided to use this situation to their advantage and began to distribute viruses-miners that extract crypto-currencies on the user's computer. Such viruses do not steal information and do not encrypt data - they just use your computer for mining. In fact, one computer cannot bring any significant income, but if you take into account the number of victims of the virus and the fact that scammers will not pay for electricity, the situation becomes much more interesting. If you do not want outsiders to make money with your computer and electricity for which you pay - you should immediately remove lsmosee.exe from your computer.

The computer knowledge is very important in our century, as it helps you to guard the computer from unwanted programs. Statistically, 90% of customers comprehend the importance of PC literacy just after virus infection. To protect your system, you should remember these three basic regulations:

    • Do not admit any changes to the PC, coming from unknown software. If the PC is infected by lsmosee.exe, it will try to make some changes and you can cancel them.
    • Don't neglect the signs that your PC shows. Crypto-currency mining is an intricate act that uses a high amount of PC resources. When the virus is starting to work, the system slows down, and the mining process can be seen in Process Manager. You can recognize this event and take some measures to clean your PC from a virus.
    • Carefully inspect your e-mails, especially the messages which have attached files. If you don't know the person who send an e-mail and it tells about receiving any prize, a lost parcel or something similar, this might be virus. The #2 popular kind of these messages is a "business letters". summaries, lawsuits, appeals, Bills for services and products and other sensitive information cannot be sent accidentally, and the addressee should know the person who sent it. Otherwise, it is a scam.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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