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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.89%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 3.08%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.25%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.05%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.85%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.65%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.15%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.18%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.64%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.85%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.10%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.10%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.05%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.10%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 37.31%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 19.35%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.10%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.05%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.05%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.05%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.05%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.28%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.69%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.79%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.14%
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winlogon.exe

Windows Logon Application by Microsoft

Remove winlogon.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2113)
MD5:   cfb4ff5fd540bbcbd1134166c5ec7e47
SHA1:   b101dbab626481304690f7df075c0054b6793d6b
SHA256:   b68e2b9702fc750326e3cebd23ee6acb933411295a3a352ec5073d9f405089b6
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:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2113)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:548 KB (561,152 bytes)
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.338183
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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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:0.00000041%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00000025%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00000016%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:703,125 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:5.7 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.35 MB
Private (minimum):356 KB
Non-paged memory:5.7 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:58.64 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):65.15 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.36 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):10.52 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:17
12
Handles:309
600
GUI GDI count:67
103
GUI USER count:13
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command line:winlogon.exe
Owner:User
Parent process:smss.exe (by Microsoft)

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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