How to remove the Winlogen virus

Most antivirus programs identify Winlogen.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.agim or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.afns, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SMALL.IAE or TROJ_ERTFOR.F.

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Winlogen.exe file information

The process known as V8p appears to belong to software Dn9e by KExZ2ZM.

Description: Winlogen.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Winlogen.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,000 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 131,073 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Winlogen.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Winlogen.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving Winlogen issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Winlogen process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Winlogen.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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