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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.88%
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) 0.84%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.64%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.15%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.14%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.64%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.84%
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) 37.20%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 19.30%
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%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 0.10%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.27%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.68%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.78%
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Child processes
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winlogon.exe

Windows Logon Application by Microsoft

Remove winlogon.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   fcb59d25d628b4d3181dc816d14679dd
SHA1:   d1f1e95545c7cfde12e5efa07b7d8ee1c3aaf2d9
SHA256:   5001d59ea3a31260b917d95738809c387d840afabf9ead323c4fef286b3d3756
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:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:493.5 KB (505,344 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
 
Memory
Private memory:6.54 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.62 MB
Private (minimum):1.74 MB
Non-paged memory:6.54 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:52.26 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):58.61 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.5 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):11.16 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:20
12
Handles:450
600
GUI GDI count:54
103
GUI USER count:19
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

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