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What is winlogon.exe? Legitimate WinLogon

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: winlogon.exe - This program initializes some functions of Windows each time a user logs in. Usually it should not appear in running programs because it completes its work in less than a minute. If it is still running then there may be some type of configuration problem with your system. See the detailed description for troubleshooting information.

winlogon.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.

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winlogon.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 22.87%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 3 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
winlogon.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x4a83111aa75d8a26ab0eabc03cfc95e0 2/4/2014 3:50:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 497 KB
2 Status 0x6680494e2c930e2c6ecebe4617f963ce 4/26/2013 6:33:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 546 KB
3 Status 0xa739b89e6f01ed5790443268ee7146c4 3/16/2013 8:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
4 Status 0x6f98c48fd363309cb6b0ad65ae273106 10/24/2012 11:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 1038 KB
5 Status 0x0c710ef2b4b53c4391d80156fec2e857 9/9/2012 4:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
6 Status 0xb3cec9f08de6612d9ba73bb85cc5883f 7/28/2012 7:27:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 498 KB
7 Status 0x0b475c7090f1fa3679d9e4c5518b8a49 7/11/2012 10:15:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 531 KB
8 Status 0x875efe3433dd48670650abcb49991f08 7/7/2012 2:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 532 KB
9 Status 0x6e7f0d28074ed5ee4c326e18f0686d87 4/28/2012 10:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
10 Status 0x7fe905c35931a3ccd9ef44b1a36eb304 4/25/2012 3:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 526 KB
11 Status 0x65be8ef628e9f247e0226486f4426545 4/22/2012 10:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
12 Status 0x4525aafec2773000ed9688123826d648 4/5/2012 11:18:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 495 KB
13 Status 0xdec033ad465c0f3fac326665c8d07c4c 3/25/2012 7:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 490 KB
14 Status 0xab697a36259aa31eadeec075b5b388ae 3/5/2012 10:25:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 483 KB
15 Status 0x1fcd53dde73cfef8901a03ba5afbc01e 2/25/2012 2:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 177 KB
16 Status 0x947e0e5d86f22499d4d4193453dbc115 2/8/2012 4:06:00 PM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 532 KB
17 Status 0xed0ef0a136dec83df69f04118870003e 2/8/2012 4:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
18 Status 0xb4aa8ae0f18e5dfcf99a671a181d3edc 2/8/2012 4:25:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 516 KB
19 Status 0x53a8857723277b1d6d5ee60a9f85b117 2/8/2012 3:52:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 497 KB
20 Status 0xea16f83b5e4964c100f6098ce9874927 2/8/2012 3:38:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 491 KB
21 Status 0xa55b8899d2ea2e800061bcfd456e34dc 2/8/2012 3:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 534 KB
22 Status 0x57021a062c8e266c0a2a636450364b43 2/8/2012 2:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
23 Status 0x01c3346c241652f43aed8e2149881bfe 2/8/2012 2:53:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 490 KB
24 Status 0xd1bac55bc35a0ca735aea19f609f2b22 2/8/2012 2:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 496 KB
25 Status 0xdd73d6b9f6b4cb630cf35b438b540174 2/8/2012 12:14:00 AM Unknown Unknown Legitimate WinLogon 500 KB
MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x257462f392d359ec14d2e5bd40685247 2/3/2014 12:08:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 35 KB
2 Status 0xa1bddaca1c4ca92fd34710fd88337fc4 8/27/2013 5:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 23 KB
3 Status 0x9ee60f627770428367028e7cf5367f6d 4/3/2013 3:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 79 KB
4 Status 0x54cb01b41fe219d365d70a813f8611a5 8/1/2012 1:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 50 KB
5 Status 0xef44b817dceb4c3bfd21fd3d08b5d28d 2/8/2012 4:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 41 KB
6 Status 0x9622d732b1b8c643f8ca8e20bbfc7129 10/27/2011 10:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 298 KB
7 Status 0xa4895d25e316051a20ce3e27bb5faa93 9/9/2011 4:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 97 KB
8 Status 0xf2cb18f01d5a9ca313dbf3e5fd286c8d 9/9/2011 4:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 46 KB
9 Status 0x2152217bd031166b0c969a8cd23ed41f 8/31/2011 1:46:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 44 KB
10 Status 0x97a82153c30bb73ee26c4e2cbcd977f5 8/23/2011 11:52:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 105 KB
11 Status 0xab2c1a97c4a949bd9ffe6f87114865e2 8/21/2011 11:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 39 KB
12 Status 0x19a433c37ae624147d30b9014c4b4ba7 8/3/2011 Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 680 KB
13 Status 0x84d38450b159b7d78291804acf3e2c1f 6/23/2011 10:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 3055 KB
14 Status 0x0bea50a919cc7676c80a4c88e5e82b45 4/3/2011 3:16:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 108 KB
15 Status 0xc51a426d90af0cdcb97c10bb4ea12696 3/19/2011 11:20:00 PM Unknown WinLogon trojan 41 KB
16 Status 0x8cab7b161d8472b753f0872672bbf30e 3/3/2011 2:13:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 532 KB
17 Status 0xbdfc1f8d2b43a9e5cc1130b8188a3ab4 1/22/2011 2:36:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 109 KB
18 Status 0x83720b921ee79a6397caf8c548ff7c59 12/31/2010 5:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 124 KB
19 Status 0xb6d86545f6d07c059edfcfbf6e7e2bb1 11/9/2010 11:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 156 KB
20 Status 0x52953ecb71ee81b90aaee2936d4caa6b 11/8/2010 7:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 406 KB
21 Status 0x9235cc9dc7452927f5c08e89b6802cd1 10/2/2010 11:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 97 KB
22 Status 0x8cce0e5c1aa18e4aec3aa09817e726cb 9/12/2010 8:14:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 144 KB
23 Status 0x1f7636dc8948a5031be90d0ba36696c0 8/30/2010 9:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 95 KB
24 Status 0xcf4e8198665877663f9cc66f0ee9253b 8/25/2010 12:37:00 AM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 28 KB
25 Status 0x2ca72990fe8f0c214603d138b51d217d 8/6/2010 11:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown WinLogon trojan 44 KB



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