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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.66%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 2.70%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.22%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.04%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.74%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.57%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.13%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 11.54%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.44%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.74%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.09%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.09%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.04%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.09%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 32.67%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 16.94%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.09%
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%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.87%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.35%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.44%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.00%
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Child processes
Related files

winlogon.exe

Windows Logon Application by Microsoft

Remove winlogon.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.3244 (xpsp.071030-1542)
MD5:   56adf995fff58eb7d0dd0819343fb0eb
SHA1:   3ef6d12ed274153c948b88304f84cda89fe7bfec
SHA256:   e4e7c16c80dc73b5e57cdf96e590298f84b1b8f4361bccaa7bfc53634dba0541
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:5.1.2600.3244 (xpsp.071030-1542)
Product version:5.1.2600.3244
Size:496 KB (507,904 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:0.00562692%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00330524%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00232168%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:578 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:4.44 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.5 MB
Private (minimum):292 KB
Non-paged memory:4.44 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:47.27 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):59.53 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:844 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.5 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:7,087/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:3.25 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:14 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:123 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:4/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:15
12
Handles:335
600
GUI GDI count:40
103
GUI USER count:11
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command line:winlogon.exe
Owner:SYSTEM
Parent process:smss.exe (Windows NT Session Manager by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
USERENV.dll
Total CPU:0.00008929%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00004464%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00004464%
0.165382%
Memory:720 KB
1.16 MB
RPCRT4.dll
Total CPU:0.00008920%
Kernel CPU:0.00008920%
User CPU:0.00000000%
Memory:584 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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