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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
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winlogon.exe

Windows Logon Application by Microsoft

Remove winlogon.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5739 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.090107-1304)
MD5:   5dfcba4e70da51cf67022f7c207feaa8
SHA1:   ab6031a60c989826f3774632ffb3f2be3c45c62b
SHA256:   1008188a6e4d169a70e39f5cbc6baa283d1034e419d5861f6b0565f11082dc29
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:5.1.2600.5739 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.090107-1304)
Product version:5.1.2600.5739
Size:497.5 KB (509,440 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:0.00139341%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00067991%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00071350%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:930 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:1/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:7.43 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):6.79 MB
Private (minimum):4.94 MB
Non-paged memory:7.43 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:58.12 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):61.56 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:6.57 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):13.63 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:9,316/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:51.49 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:5/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:759 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:3/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:4.12 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:226/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:18
12
Handles:556
600
GUI GDI count:40
103
GUI USER count:12
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
 
sfc_os.dll
Total CPU:0.00393862%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00291750%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00102112%
0.165382%
Context switches:1/sec
79/sec
Memory:168 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00000117%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00000117%
Memory:712 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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