How to get rid of the winlogin VirusSometimes the winlogin file may cloak a virus, such as Symantec found WS.Reputation.1 or, as the case may be, Spyware.Ardakey, as well as Kaspersky found UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic or, as the case may be, not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.25. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with winlogin.exe
The winlogin.exe process is also known as Winlogin status and is a part of winlogin. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of winlogin.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Winlogin status has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Winlogin status 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)
- winlogin.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module winlogin.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about winlogin.exe Winlogin status
winlogin.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Winlogin.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 502,272 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,419,264 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The winlogin file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The winlogin file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Winlogin.exe is capable of track other applications, make itself undetectable by other programs as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 93% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A winlogin.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 291,362 bytes. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. There is no internal description of the file. Winlogin.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
A winlogin.exe file has a 26% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 26,112 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The winlogin file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders). There is no internal description of the file. winlogin.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
Attention: If you find winlogin.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 winlogin?
|True Active Monitor. This is a monitoring software that is installed by the user to monitor the actions performed on the computer. This is installed at the workstation usually by the owner of the equipment |
|keylogger and system monitor-legit program if you installed it, dangerous if you are unaware of where it came from-software called TAM-true active monitor |
|winlogin.exe is added to the system as a result of the RANDEX.E virus. It is an IRC Trojan horse gives remote access to your computer using IRC. |
|It's your Windows (example, Windows 7) login program! |
Summary: One user judges winlogin.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted winlogin.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall winlogin
To remove Winlogin status 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 winlogin in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if winlogin.exe (Winlogin status) 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 Winlogin status. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Winlogin status 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 winlogin.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.