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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.61%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 2.62%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.21%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.04%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.72%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.55%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.13%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 11.20%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.39%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.72%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.38%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.08%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.08%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.04%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.08%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 31.69%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 16.43%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.08%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.04%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.04%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.04%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.04%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.08%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.79%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.28%
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winlogon.exe

Windows Logon Application by Microsoft

Remove winlogon.exe
Version:   6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
MD5:   1562571d6b1541098e677c3bb78709a0
SHA1:   344a9fe7b9c6f3cb24923e6aa50aa5f2e4267ad4
SHA256:   52f34b618289c08202f500fc96fd43996c5ddf22277fa3971d0033660a0bfe86
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is winlogon.exe?

Winlogon is the component of Windows that is responsible for handling the secure attention sequence, loading the user profile on logon, and optionally locking the computer when a screensaver is running (requiring another authentication step).

About winlogon.exe (from Microsoft)

Winlogon handles interface functions that are independent of authentication policy. It creates the desktops for the window station, implements time-out operations, and provides a set of support functi

DetailsDetails

File name:winlogon.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Logon Application
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe
Original name:WINLOGON.EXE.MUI
File version:6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Product version:6.1.7601.17514
Size:279 KB (285,696 bytes)
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.338183
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Windows firewall allowed program
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.01065712%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00768684%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00297028%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:320 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:38,025/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.78 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.87 MB
Private (minimum):1.8 MB
Non-paged memory:1.78 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:46.78 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):56.64 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:1.85 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.79 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:4,796/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:8 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:17 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:3/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:3
12
Handles:139
600
GUI GDI count:6
103
GUI GDI peak:61
142
GUI USER peak:19
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:32-bit
Command line:winlogon.exe
Owner:SYSTEM

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00475815%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00461336%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00014478%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:104,571/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:1.23 MB
1.16 MB
winlogon.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00332249%
Kernel CPU:0.00330801%
User CPU:0.00001448%
CPU cycles:90,330/sec
Memory:284 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8.1 23.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.50%
Windows 8 5.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 5.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.50%
Windows 7 Professional 2.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
23 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 39.50% of Windows Logon Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 19.62%
Dell 18.11%
Hewlett-Packard 14.72%
Lenovo 12.08%
Acer 11.70%
Toshiba 9.06%
Intel 3.02%
Sony 3.02%
GIGABYTE 2.64%
Alienware 2.26%
Samsung 1.89%
Medion 1.51%
Sahara 0.38%
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