How to get rid of the winIogon VirusSometimes the winIogon file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R020C0OBD18, as well as Avast found Win32:Malware-gen. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with winIogon.exe
The winIogon.exe process is also known as paint.net or, as the case may be, Lienable4 and is a part of paint.net or, as the case may be, telegRAm mESSengER tAc. This software is produced by dotPDN. An obsolete or defective version of winIogon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- paint.net has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- paint.net 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)
- winIogon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module winIogon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about winIogon.exe paint.net
winIogon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. WinIogon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,024,000 bytes (25% of all these files), 2,461,184 bytes, 2,580,480 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,509,824 bytes.
The winIogon file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. WinIogon.exe is capable of track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 79% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find winIogon.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about winIogon?
|blocks registry and task manager |
|Virus and/or spyware |
|Back-Door ASB.gen |
|It disable system restore and msconfig. |
Summary: However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 14 users have already deleted winIogon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall paint.net or telegRAm mESSengER tAc
To remove paint.net 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 paint.net or telegRAm mESSengER tAc in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if winIogon.exe (paint.net) 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 paint.net. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for paint.net 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 winIogon.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.