How to remove the winlogonsys virus
Most antivirus programs identify winlogonsys.exe as malware, for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Ciadoor.gn, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Spybot.Worm.
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Winlogonsys.exe file information
Little is known about the process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.
Description: The file winlogonsys.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 538,213 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). File winlogonsys.exe is not a Windows system file. winlogonsys.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify winlogonsys.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winlogonsys.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winlogonsys.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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