What does the lnssatt.exe file do?
The lnssatt.exe process is also known as GFI LanGuard Attendant Service and is a part of VIPRE Internet Security or, as the case may be, GFI LanGuard (Version 11 Agent, 11 Attendant Service, 10 Agent, 2012). This software is produced by GFI Software Development. An obsolete or defective version of lnssatt.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GFI LanGuard Attendant service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GFI LanGuard Attendant service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- lnssatt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module lnssatt.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about lnssatt.exe GFI LanGuard Attendant service
lnssatt.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file lnssatt.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 133,496 bytes (37% of all these files), 118,640 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
It is the service "gfi_lanss11_attservice".
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The lnssatt file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves lnssatt.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about lnssatt?
|LANguard Network Security Scanner - Attendant Service |
|Used by GFI Network Security Scanner (further information...) |
|Used by GFI Languard Network Security Scanner--not dangerous unless you have unauthorized software installed on your computer and your SysAdmin is running this! |
|NOT spyware. If you didn't install it, then be afraid. It is installed when you install languard. It's used to run scheduled vulnerability scans. I.e. it tries to automate numerous hacking techniques. If you did install Languard, then have no worries. |
|The GFI LANguard N.S.S. status monitor allows you to monitor the status of active scheduled scans and software update deployments. You can also cancel scheduled deployment operations. (further information...) |
Summary: 19 users judge lnssatt.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall VIPRE Internet Security or GFI LanGuard
To remove GFI LanGuard Attendant service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate VIPRE Internet Security or GFI LanGuard in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if lnssatt.exe (GFI LanGuard Attendant service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of GFI LanGuard Attendant service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GFI LanGuard Attendant service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or lnssatt.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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