Windows NT Logon Application

winlogon.exe. What is it?

What is Winlogon.exe?

Winlogon.exe is a Windows Logon Application. It’s responsible for the login and logout procedures on your system. The winlogon process is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated. When you log into Windows, Winlogon.exe will load in and manage your logging in. After the computer start up, you will select a user name and sometimes enter a password. All those tasks are handled by Winlogon.exe.


Of course, in addition to those jobs, Winlogon.exe deals with many other complicated jobs in Windows. Winlogon.exe is often targeted by malware that modifies its function and memory usage. Increased memory usage by this process might indicate that it has been "hijacked". Virus will use Winlogon.exe to spread itself all over your computer and download various malicious programs, some of which you may not even know. Scan your computer with Auslogics Antivirus to remove winlogon.exe virus.

Winlogon is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 468,992 bytes. However, you might have other legitimate winlogon.exe instances running on your computer.


The winlogon.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly. So don't try to remove winlogon.exe!


Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): %SYSTEM%
subfolder %SYSTEM%
subfolder %WINDOWS%
subfolder %PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder %WINDOWS%
subfolder %SYSTEM%
Winlogon file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like winlogon.exe. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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by PAVEL on May 7, 2011 at 02:33 AM

YES!Is message yes succefly file.!

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by Andrew on Jan 30, 2011 at 04:57 AM

Sometimes winlogon.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.

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by Sarah on Feb 5, 2010 at 12:30 PM

This file is responsible for logging you into Windows.

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