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John Smith why does it use like 24 MB RAM? It is needed to be able to log in and log off. Christine2534 2,542 views 1:54 How to remove a Trojan, Virus, Worm, or other Malware for FREE by Britec - Duration: 15:00. Arnold Alejo Nunag (Age:9) (B.D.:10/16) it shuts down my laptop as many times as i type win, windows, or every word that has (win) in it.

Must be in system32 folder! Capi W32/Backdoor-CFB Martin Polder There is a trojan variant of Backdoor.Padador that hides unser the name winIogon.exe(that is really winiogon.exe, the 'i' is capitalized) i believe this is really a '5" Buzzy its windows xp process that must be enabled, or u might get screen of death aleksandar It is sometimes fake and can be a virus Dr See also: Link TheGMan I am also showing the file link to be \??\D:\\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe with a Name called Process ID 1900.

If removed from the system32 folder you will have to do a repair install. I have yet to find a way that will remove it, Anti-virus doesnt work, the netsky removal doesnt, s_t_i_n_g_e_r f doesnt, AD-aware doesnt. If winlogon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 57% dangerous.

I desperately need clarification. 7 answers Last reply Nov 20, 2011 Best Answer Nov 20, 2011 More about winlogon virus Best answer JackNaylorPENov 20, 2011, 11:07 PM http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=winlogon.exe&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35winlogon.exe is a process I just removed 2 items from a corporate pc at my company. I also found out that my winlogon.exe has an icon of moon and stars in the window image. redmug100 i tryed a system restore but half way through the pc came up with a message and it said that the logon ui had been deleted i let finish and

Had to use killbox to kill and remove the processes. Onmarag Win 2k User, Try this MS Update. Type file:///C:/Windows/System32/Winlogon.exe into your browser to open it. vijay This is a backdoor, trojan file.

Daemon Run the "free" short version of this software http://www.superantispyware.com/ It will eliminated your winlogon.exe error box. Terry Winlogon is pretty busy when using Remote Desktop Paul Sakrison It can or cannot be a virus... It ask for me to acceptor deny winlogon.exe. Jessie I get a fatal error if I try to quarantine this file.

Came to this website and was surprised to find that it is a harmfull file. vo.andrei Difficult to remove, especially after multiple logons, because if it is a trojan, every logon reinstalls itself and alters the system backup files. Alex Having gaming issues - noticed winlogon.exe is using 20-50% cpu cycles occaisionally. This stopped showing up for a while in Security Task Manager then just recently came back.

I don't really know if the I386 folder is a bad one though. Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup! "Microsoft Visual SourceSafe" definitely not required. Winlogon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Once I removed PC Tools my resource usage was back to normal.

I first stopped this process and then removed the file. When it is running in real-time virus checking winlogon.exe runs at 100% cpu. Description: The original winlogon.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. it is not dangerous!

if you find winslogin.exe in your system32 folder, DELETE IMMEDIATELY! Restart. Nick This file manages Logging off and Logging on set by the user.

Go to the system32 folder and do dir *.dll.

Killing process with Security Task Manager = BSOD. If you have two, it may be a virus (Usually it will be a winIogon) but it will seem like an l. Manu It is to start up and shut down your computer. its a brand new laptop benny The winlogon process is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

It manages the login and logout of your computer. also in the system32 folder should it have a picture for its icon or regular app look Thomas If this data is right used like in w32blast ,it might be dangerous...now However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Unkillable, stuck for now :/ devnullius Okay, the process winlogon.exe is running at 100 cpu.

Suzi If you are running windows 9x there is a very large chance that the process is the virus version. ive got no idea how to get rid of it! or is it normal? Can't find your answer ?

if not, it's virus! SwodeG well i got zone alarm pro and i cant even have it display alerts while logged onto the net or ill get bombarded with access attemps from windows ny logon gord ok i have one thats windows NT logon app... If it has no description it is not from microsoft.

The genuine winlogon.exe resides in system32 folder, and also in service pack uninstall files, so any other place is a virus, BUT it can also be a virus in system32 folder in the name. Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN! "WinAuth" definitely not required. nutella I was dumb and downloaded a suspicious file knowingly, clicked on the icon after unzipping and code popped up and disappeared.

This only affected some computers running 32-bit Windows 7 SP1. The icon for this program is a moon behind a window. It's an essential windows process, and will cause no harm. Jens i have 2 winlogons runnng, my computer will constantly try to launch IE over and over which hogs all the resorces, the file shows up in documents and settings/ local

Nick winlogon can be a part of a virus "WinlogonHack.A" tecnical name "W32/Patchlog.B" witch ataches itself to winlogon.exe in windows/system32 folder, See also: Link Freeze i have deleted winlogon and my L Murphy (MCSE) Winlogon is the system logon process! please continue to post sucsesses on this page, and thank you to every one who has posted. winlogon.exe has never runned in my task manager till i downloaded blaze audio sound sfx crack my antivirus shoved it's a high risk cloacked malware i deleted and now winlogon.exe runs

mr. if it is not then it IS a virus. Increased memory usage for this process might indicate that it has been "hijacked". stu winlogon.exe is the system process and needs to run.