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Startup program entry details:

cssauth (cssauth.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.

Description:

Part of ThinkVantage Client Security Solution for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. Once configured via the associated setup screens this loads via winlogon.exe (and loads the password manager) and therefore disabling this entry has no effect

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Programme\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Programfiler\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Arquivos de programas\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent

Other information:

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