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How to remove the winlogo virus

Most antivirus programs identify winlogo.exe as malware, for instance F-Secure identifies it as Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banker.qbk, and McAfee identifies it as PWS-Banker.gen.i.
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Winlogo.exe file information

The process known as Low Orbit Ion Cannon belongs to software Low Orbit Ion Cannon by unknown.

Description: Winlogo.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. winlogo.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 12,801 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,952,768 bytes, 168,738 bytes or 193,024 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winlogo.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The file is not a Windows system file. Winlogo.exe is able to monitor applications, connect to the Internet, record inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

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If winlogo.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 81% dangerous. The file size is 144,896 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 770,560 bytes. There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Winlogo.exe is able to connect to the Internet and hide itself.

If winlogo.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 189,192 bytes. There is no description of the program. The winlogo.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The winlogo.exe file is not a Windows system file. Winlogo.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the winlogo.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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