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What is cssauth.exe?

Part of Client Security Solution by Lenovo Group Limited

What is it?

cssauth is part of Client Security Solution is designed to help you protect PC-based computing assets. These assets include the PC itself, confidential data on the PC and the company network. Client Security Solution s only compatible with Lenovo Rescue and Recovery.
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How does cssauth.exe run?

Process - cssauth.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. cssauth.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does cssauth.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - cssauth.exe is registered with the run identifier 'cssauth' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the cssauth.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of cssauth.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is cssauth.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00032% CPU3222.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.14 MB RAM47.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lenovo\client security solution\cssauth.exe

Are there other versions of Client Security Solution?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Client Security Solution.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)

About Lenovo Group Limited

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File details

File name: cssauth.exe
Publisher: Lenovo Group Limited (verified)
Name: Client Security Solution
Description: cssauth
Version: 8.20.0015.00
Size: 2.93 MB
Original file name: cssauth.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/16/2006
Expiration date: 4/16/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005237502%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002014736%
User CPU: 0.00032227661702%
Privileged CPU time: 1497.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,293,287,412
CPU cycle count /min: 89,252,504
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 88.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 89.09 MB
Paged memory: 10.14 MB
Peak paged memory: 12.8 MB
Paged system memory: 156.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.45 KB
Working set memory: 2.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 14.67 MB
Min working set memory: 2.63 MB
Private memory: 10.14 MB
Page faults: 4,092
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 28
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 3.96 KB
Read transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total write operations: 26
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.62 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 12,268,427
Other operations /min: 5,971
Total other transfer: 23.38 KB
Other Transfer /min: 12 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 261
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: cssauth
Command: "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent

Image hashes

MD5: d41a93ac67954ab5fd82fd782a15eef6
SHA-1: 06a53fb2db439653012b8cf94f1c20d3fdf31d61
SHA-256: 684254221dc9be50aecc05e8334aaab84baadb182daa1d05145a0d851fe8baf3

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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