What is Syslogin.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Syslogin.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Syslogin.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Syslogin
Syslogin.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Syslogin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Syslogin.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,715,872 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 1,654,784 bytes and 9 more variants. 
There is no file information. The Syslogin.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. Syslogin.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name Syslogin.exe, for example Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.awaa (detected by Kaspersky), and Infostealer (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Syslogin.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 Syslogin issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Syslogin. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Syslogin.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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