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: 05 December 2017 at 10:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6e5ebecce6812e62
3f48d671e2fcce90
d4de9c5a
a2997277e6c528e4
3ccc77b518d018f7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Egypt N/A
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f015dc319752a5e6
3e87f5fb3d14cb96
3733ffaf
41aac79b42ea4124
d1c1daa1b82f398c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
105.106.151.162/32 N/A
4 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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 January 2011 at 12:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79d76ab88cda9a3c
608ebf5e3d508a85
702b324d
54b5905ed8032bf1
1572640df60f7eda
No 4.00 4.00 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2e2f86c0fbb19e7d
b1b7c6cd9f45934a
567134e9
7c94fda3809015b8
f2208d2e1c221f17
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
United States
3 ReactOS Development Team Executable b51c654a8e392ece
e399a7261ac662c6
5aaf9ef4
d132674c7832b41d
ed7f3d6933448815
No 0.4.7 0.4.7 Romania
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2e2f86c0fbb19e7d
b1b7c6cd9f45934a
567134e9
7c94fda3809015b8
f2208d2e1c221f17
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.108.51.116/32
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