What is Lsmos.exe virus and how to remove it

Lsmos.exe is a Trojan virus that penetrates the victim’s PC and performs its tasks there. Trojans are the prevalent specie of viruses nowadays, and they can be used for several types of tasks. Even more, the single Trojan can be used for different things, depending on what its creator wants. The most important thing for such virus is to get into the system and after that it is pretty easy for it to take control over the system. So, if you’re not familiar with the general information about Trojan viruses, you better read the following part, but if you are – just skip it and go to the removal instructions. Here are few most common ways in which Trojan can harm the system and the owner of an infected computer:

  • Espionage is one of the most widespread requests for hackers on the Internet. People want to know what their colleagues or bosses do, read the mail they receive etc. This can be easily done by inserting a Trojan onto man’s PC, that will perform as a keylogger and give up all logins and passwords. The more complex versions can even film the video and record the sound through the in-built recording devices of the computer or laptop.
  • Another Trojan option is and advertising fraud. Usually it is associated with adware or browser hijackers, but these programs need to be controlled, and the hidden program on victims’ computer is the best way to do that. Trojans manage the adware on an infected device, receive updates and protect other unwanted programs from deletion.
  • Some Trojans are used to create botnets. Botnet is a large network that might contain tens of thousands of computers, and these computers belong to common users who don’t even know it. These botnets can be used for criminal activities such as malspam, DDoS attacks etc.
  • The last of these options is bitcoin mining. Actually it might be not exactly Bitcoin but any other relevant crypto-currency. Now, when almost all crypto-currencies became very popular, some scammers try to earn at the expense of usual people. They put the mining software into the Trojan and distribute it on thousands of computer. So, the more devices get infected, the more money will scammers earn.

All these options are harmful for your computer and might cause serious problems, but these are only the results of Lsmos.exe actions. Now let’s talk about side effects. While Trojan functions in the system it creates several processes that all run at the4 same time and overload the system, consuming its resources and making it vulnerable to incoming threats. Now you know that Lsmos.exe is dangerous and it’s time to get rid of it.

How to remove Lsmos.exe

The removal of Lsmos.exe should be performed in Safe Mode to prevent any kind of resistance. Trojans know how to protect themselves from removal: they create multiple copies of themselves, create scheduled tasks on reinstallation, add new strings to registry and can even harm the PC or data in case of deletion. If you don’t want any of these to happen – just follow our instruction.

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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