What does the logon.exe file do?
The logon.exe process is also known as and is a part of sangfor logon. This software is produced by sangfor. An obsolete or defective version of logon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- logon.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- logon.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- logon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module logon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about logon.exe logon.exe
logon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file logon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 413,312 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 405,042 bytes.
This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The logon file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Logon.exe is capable of track other applications as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A logon.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 390,096 bytes. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. There is no internal description of the file. Logon.exe is capable of track other applications as well as record keystrokes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves logon.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about logon?
|MSI SecureDoc--File encrypter--Handy for encrypting any kind of file into your HD. It has a password to keep others from decrypting the files. |
|since this file showed up in my startup items, my comp is wacked (further information...) |
|Mine is NOT from MSI - it was installed as a part of a backdoor app |
|system process |
|All that I know is that once AVG removed this from my computer the computer reboot itself and was never able to come back up again I will let you know if I find out more when I repair this |
Summary: 5 users judge logon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 9 users have already deleted logon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall sangfor logon
To remove logon.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate sangfor logon in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if logon.exe (logon.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of logon.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for logon.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or logon.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.