winlogon.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if winlogon.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against potential security problems.
Normally, this application is found in C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 5dac883c68d261d406489f3f990d8ddf.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
winlogon.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire power of modern computer chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the exe is Windows NT-Anmeldung.
File version extracted from the file 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148).
Producer Microsoft Corporation.
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This program does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad sign.
Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.
winlogon.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from winlogon.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows XP Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.