Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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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Child processes
Related files

winlogon.exe

Windows Logon Application by Microsoft

Remove winlogon.exe
Version:   6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214)
MD5:   29a02accc5a9fc862fd2ee8e459a7499
SHA1:   b2ac8452fdaf26985a2d76e815ebbca4d9ec216e
SHA256:   77e0326a0e22e55420a7b1a68606edf53984d2683a3d3cbe0dc2c35bf6d51643
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:6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214)
Product version:6.3.9431.0
Size:446 KB (456,704 bytes)
Build date:6/15/2013 3:07 PM
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:0.00001763%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00001604%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00000159%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:313 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:2,423/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:996 KB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):2.34 MB
Private (minimum):1.83 MB
Non-paged memory:996 KB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:41.25 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):47.94 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:1.87 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.48 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:10,439/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:0 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:0 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:160
600
GUI GDI count:5
103
GUI GDI peak:60
142
GUI USER peak:19
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe -specialsession
Owner:SYSTEM

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
WinLogon.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00003854%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00003212%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00000642%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:1,145/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:460 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00000763%
Kernel CPU:0.00000763%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:398/sec
Memory:1.39 MB

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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