How to Remove “winlogon.exe”

What is winlogon.exe?

winlogon.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows NT Logon Application. It is associated with Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after winlogon.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with winlogon.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with winlogon.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • winlogon.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible winlogon.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove winlogon.exe malware from system using Comodo Virus Protection Software?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the Virus Protection Software.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus Software will remove the winlogon.exe virus including all other malwares from your computer. 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 January 2012 at 12:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable cdb4fa7887802747
cb23791f1f0b86e2
7a180df2
7393ebcc085c5d42
d0c2966995a39702
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 85a61a42854a22c0
dd6ea50f5bb7380a
12f5a336
ebea3283c6e59b34
7cadff9acc0702d6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
788
(xpsp_sp3_
qfe.090402
-1315)
5.1.2600.5
788
156.198.246.197/32 N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 2737420da8ce832e
402e5aac9c376b8a
653bd952
11d214719bf752ad
78a283e9be916a8d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 93f220aca123096f
b1990c4759dda22f
524e2ef6
80dc313b542375c9
e30e81092550095e
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 August 2009 at 6:51 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable b359eb112dd0ee08
ad76555583fd244c
c13310ec
fffb5a35052b2aaa
e22d5e9f7642a69c
No N/A N/A United States
2 kthday@nate.com Executable 4852f8bf9101e70b
0d11bddb97059d47
405e2335
b5880e129ddcebc0
b7e4c13682c45fcf
No 2.0.1.4 2.0.1.4 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79d76ab88cda9a3c
608ebf5e3d508a85
702b324d
54b5905ed8032bf1
1572640df60f7eda
No 4.00 4.00 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9d9e8c4f35b0b5d6
077d71eb279bb319
5c71979b
87a00ed70fec36d0
dd968e5058c29aa1
No 6.1.7600.1
6447
(win7_gdr.
091027-150
3)
6.1.7600.1
6447
United States
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