How to get rid of the winIogon VirusSometimes the winIogon file may cloak a virus, e.g. Kaspersky found Net-Worm.Win32.Kolabc.cig, as well as TrendMicro found WORM_KOLABC.KA. 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 msconfig and is a part of Chick. This software is produced by My. 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:
- msconfig has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- msconfig 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. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module winIogon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about winIogon.exe msconfig
winIogon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file winIogon.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 90,112 bytes (33% of all these files), 56,687 bytes or, as the case may be, 68,608 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run). This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. WinIogon.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 97% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A winIogon.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 377,436 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual WinIogon.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. WinIogon.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks.
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 Chick
To remove msconfig from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Chick in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if winIogon.exe (msconfig) 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 msconfig. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for msconfig 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.