How to remove the winlogon32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify winlogon32.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Inject.dlt or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.gld, and Symantec identifies it as CoreGuardAntivirus2009 or Trojan.Gen.

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Winlogon32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winlogon32
Winlogon32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as htzqBLD rxYKLjGsGEarSGxQ or UgjV qMrFQuSlWMRGzyuJqaKcd or lllTE FUbVJhaHLJLU

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Description: Winlogon32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winlogon32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,088 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 24,064 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Userinit, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If winlogon32.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 143,360 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Userinit, MACHINE\Run). The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

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Important: You should check the winlogon32.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.


User Comments

Its likely a dialer tryinhg to start up my modem
If you have a Dell Computer, the program Dell Embassy Security Ware uses this file as your userinit file in the logon process. If you have this software configured and running and you delete it, you will loose your ability to logon to your computer.
  Alphanoir   (further information)
winlogon32.exe is a malware
  Heidi   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of winlogon32.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks winlogon32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think winlogon32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winlogon32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active winlogon32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the winlogon32.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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