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Windows 7: Virus ?

24 Jan 2011   #1
Yuniel

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Virus ?

Hi i open my taskbar manager and i see the application
winlogon exe , and i see in the priority is high , my question that is virus or hacker ? or that is normal application ?



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24 Jan 2011   #2
Kari

 

DO NOT TOUCH THAT!

The process winlogon.exe is a system process, needed for logon, logoff and other user account related tasks. It's essential for your system to run and work properly.

Kari
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24 Jan 2011   #3
Yuniel

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
DO NOT TOUCH THAT!

The process winlogon.exe is a system process, needed for logon, logoff and other user account related tasks. It's essential for your system to run and work properly.

Kari
kk thanks so much , the only i touch is properties and that no open new bar and i click open this file location and this no work beacuse no open any files location , but i never press end this process so thanks so much for alert to me this process very important
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24 Jan 2011   #4
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

It is just an important system process required for your computer to log in, out and switch user.

Your AV would be telling you if there is a virus on your computer, no need to go find a virus for yourself.
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24 Jan 2011   #5
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yuniel View Post
... but i never press end this process...
End process, the button in Task Manager or context menu (right click menu) selection, luckily always asks you to confirm you want to end a process, so no harm is done even if you accidentally click End Process as far as you do not confirm it.

Besides, winlogon.exe is protected from accidental terminating. You can try to end the process but it only results this:

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Kari
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24 Jan 2011   #6
Yuniel

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
It is just an important system process required for your computer to log in, out and switch user.

Your AV would be telling you if there is a virus on your computer, no need to go find a virus for yourself.
i know you point , the problem my friend say me about new trojan virus attacks when you restart or turn off you PC beacuse that when the antivirus and firewall is turn off , i play WoW and i see my PC freeze but the game running the problem ic ant minimize the game windows + D and no work so i press alt control delete and i see the background desktop so i see the some tab of internet freeze and the PC dont want shout down so i kick the cable of the power and still turn on back the PC all good the problem after this trouble i see the PC when restart make more long time that usually but no very long time about 5 sec or 6 more but fortunacly that was fix , and this the reason i searching in the taskbard manager if i see any register rare or sometime that

sorry for my english no very good
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24 Jan 2011   #7
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yuniel View Post
... but i never press end this process...
End process, the button in Task Manager or context menu (right click menu) selection, luckily always asks you to confirm you want to end a process, so no harm is done even if you accidentally click End Process as far as you do not confirm it.

Besides, winlogon.exe is protected from accidental terminating. You can try to end the process but it only results this:

Attachment 133981

Kari
Kari, it is possible to terminate system process. You must tick the box "Show processes from all users", and then you can terminate winlogin.exe
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24 Jan 2011   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yuniel View Post
... but i never press end this process...
End process, the button in Task Manager or context menu (right click menu) selection, luckily always asks you to confirm you want to end a process, so no harm is done even if you accidentally click End Process as far as you do not confirm it.

Besides, winlogon.exe is protected from accidental terminating. You can try to end the process but it only results this:

Attachment 133981

Kari
Kari, it is possible to terminate system process. You must tick the box "Show processes from all users", and then you can terminate winlogin.exe
Terminating winlogon.exe will cause a crash/BSOD/logoff, it might affect system files and cause corruption

Quote:
i play WoW and i see my PC freeze
Seems your graphics drivers are the cause, update it
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24 Jan 2011   #9
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Kari, it is possible to terminate system process. You must tick the box "Show processes from all users", and then you can terminate winlogin.exe
Yes, that's true. If terminated when processes from all users are shown, it causes logoff.

Kari
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