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TO AVOID A SYSTEM COLLAPSE. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, click on List of found threatsClick on Export to text file , and save the file to your desktop Nick This file manages Logging off and Logging on set by the user. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

It is perfectly normal and safe, AS LONG ASIT'S IN THE SYSTEM32 FOLDER! The system has been shut down. This occurred as soon as I installed PC Tools AV FREE Edition. I would recomend these Prog's: Registry Mechanic, Xoftspy and Panda Titanium 2006 plus ConFusion It is confusing because Winlogon.exe is also a windows component. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/winlogon.exe.html

The source of it all: a key generator for satlab, a little file under 1 mb of s First thing NOD32 found was winlogon.exe in Windows directory - botnet stuff I Security Task Manager Windows Processes Security Task Manager What is winlogon.exe? My computer always gets the blue screen of death!!!!!!!!

Can anyone help? Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. It is part of windows. Bob Heinbokel I have winlogon.exe in two locations on Windows Server 2003, System32 and ServicePackFiles\i386 Gabe Windows Logon Application, ending it logs you out in Vista It is how you login

See also: Link ozan It is an essential process for the Windows subsystem. But they are cheap imitations. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Broni Broni The Coolest BC Computer BC Advisor 41,680 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Daly City, CA Manu It is to start up and shut down your computer.

This stopped showing up for a while in Security Task Manager then just recently came back. Ryan This is the windows logon program. I found it in Windowsdirectorie Jodahs Chek it out Captain Mnemo Pro is running under the same name winlogon.exe Pako I have seen one instance where winlogin.exe (as opposed to winlogon.exe) Watching my work computer (which is squeaky clean) - and winlogon.exe.

Barbie This process belongs to the Operating System. http://www.file.net/process/winlogon.exe.html See also: Link Tim If winlogon.exe is using 0% cpu and ~ 2,008k memory, then it is most likely not infected. la Often times adware / spyware software (usually advertising / popups) will attach themselves to this process somehow to deliver annoying popup ads all the time. jc Seems this is quite an annoying Trojan when it's not in the System32 folder.

If not, it's a malicious program. Anywhere else, delete immediately! almost similiar to this file. It's ESSENTIAL for your computer to run WinXP.

  • eric The file is a virus or trojan imitating a legit Windows file.
  • How do you know it is a virus/trojan/worm/malware/trackware/adware or spyware?
  • How do you know it is a virus/trojan/worm/malware/trackware/adware or spyware?
  • i had to copy the file from one of my friend computer to my cpu ....
  • This process is an essential part of your OS and should be left alone Shaun from CSC Iīd like to know if I can turn on or off.I donīt find this
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  • timeout was 2 seconds.Name: yahoo.comAddresses: yahoo.com [] with 32 bytes of data:Reply from bytes=32 time=263ms TTL=44Reply from bytes=32 time=183ms TTL=44Ping statistics for Packets:
  • Suzi If you are running windows 9x there is a very large chance that the process is the virus version.
  • I task-killed it and I got logged off.
  • This file comes with windows and should NOT be deleted.

I had 2 winlogon.exe open (so it says the taskmanager), the original was "winlogon.exe" the bad file is list with "WinIogon.exe" (big i not L). But a trojan or virus easily can attach itself with winlogon.exe Awais M. Infamous4Loko If you have only 1 of these processes, then it's safe. If winlogon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 57% dangerous.

Unless found as C:\WINNT\winlogon.exe. All files are potentially vulnerable to this kind of attack. Nutamu If you want, you can block its internet access with firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall or some else...) some2 It slows my computor down A LOT when i'm surfing the web

The aftermath of this incident has left me with a dead anti/virus/spyware , Taking my nod32 and spyware doctor.

This process is an essential part of your OS and should be left alone. News Featured Latest Ask.com Toolbar Network Compromised Twice in Two Months Some Firefox 52 Users on Linux Left Without Sound Google Home Devices Start Playing Ads, Forcing Many to Reconsider Their Start up with no internet connected by wires if there is one. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer.

On systems not regularly security updated it is also funerable to both w32.netsky and backdoor prorat trojans amongst others. It cant be disabled via msconfig. Search Startups Startup Database Navigation Startups Home Newest Entries Rootkit List Startup Database Forum How to use the Startup Database Submit a Startup RSS Feed Newsletter Sign Up Follow us: Main Help!

Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. If these viruses attach themselves to the file, then it becomes a threat. I also found out that my winlogon.exe has an icon of moon and stars in the window image.