How to remove the winlogan virus

Most antivirus programs identify winlogan.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Virantix.C or Downloader, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKEAV.FO or TROJ_DLOADER.AZO.

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Winlogan.exe file information

The file itself provides very little indication as to its creator. However, here are some useful tips about winlogan.exe.

Description: Winlogan.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file winlogan.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 15,000 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The winlogan.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). The winlogan.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify winlogan.exe related errors

Important: You should check the winlogan.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

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Summary: Average user rating of winlogan.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving winlogan issues

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

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