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What is winlogon.exe?

Part of Windows NT Logon Application by Microsoft

What is it?

Winlogon is the component of Windows that is responsible for handling the secure attention sequence, loading the user profile on logon, and optionally locking the computer when a screensaver is running (requiring another authentication step).
Description of winlogon.exe from Microsoft
Winlogon handles interface functions that are independent of authentication policy. It creates the desktops for the window station, implements time-out operations, and provides a set of support functions for the GINA. When Winlogon is in the logged-off state, users are prompted to identify themselves and provide authentication information. If a user provides correct user account information and no restrictions prevent it, the user is logged on and a shell program (such as Windows Explorer) is ex
(winlogon.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does winlogon.exe run?

Process - winlogon.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. winlogon.exe is executed by the process smss.exe (Windows NT Session Manager by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the winlogon.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of winlogon.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winlogon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00514% CPU51373.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.84 MB RAM41.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              43 GDI objects28.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe

Are there other versions of Windows NT Logon Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: winlogon.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows NT Logon Application
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2113)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 555.5 KB
Original file name: WINLOGON.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0079021484%
Privileged CPU: 0.0027648029%
User CPU: 0.00513734550052%
Privileged CPU time: 14375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 57.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 72.19 MB
Paged memory: 8.84 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.89 MB
Paged system memory: 68.02 KB
Non-paged system memory: 60.55 KB
Working set memory: 2.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.61 MB
Min working set memory: 656 KB
Private memory: 8.84 MB
Page faults: 10,508
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 292
Total read transfer: 1.89 MB
Total write operations: 164
Total write transfer: 11.2 KB
Total other operations: 3,554
Total other transfer: 121.84 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 43
USER objects: 14
Resources
Handle count average: 512
Thread count average: 17

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Command
winlogon.exe

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 739103085ce0ee74192b7b9245cae66a
SHA-1: 5c758056c78cb1127dffbbf51ac42f2676c611e9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.67229
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
authz.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
profmap.dll
psapi.dll
regapi.dll
rpcrt4.dll
secur32.dll
setupapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
version.dll
winsta.dll
wintrust.dll
ws2_32.dll
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