How to remove the winlognn virus

Most antivirus programs identify winlognn.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Ertfor.A, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKEALE.BX or TROJ_DLDR.AR.

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Winlognn.exe file information

The process does not contain any data about its author.

Description: Winlognn.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The winlognn.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in the Windows folder for temporary files. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 15,000 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. Winlognn.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the winlognn.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 winlognn issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active winlognn process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the winlognn.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.

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