winlogon.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if winlogon.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.
Usually, this application is stored in C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 37cdb7e72eb66ba85a87cbe37e7f03fd.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
winlogon.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full power of modern PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description stored in the exe is Windows Logon Application.
File version extracted from the file 6.1.7600.16447 (win7_gdr.091027-1503).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
Some unusual features of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
winlogon.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to winlogon.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.