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How to fix winlogon.exe errors

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Everything about winlogon.exe

Winlogon.exe is the Microsoft Windows Logon Process, and this process belongs to the Windows login manager. It processes the login and logout procedures on your machine. It is vital for the smooth and reliable working of your machine and should not be disenabled. Winlogon.exe loads some functions of Windows every time when a user logs in.

Winlogon.exe is started when you are running a program that calls for its functions. Typically, you are not able to see it in running programs because it completes its work in a very short period of time. If it keeps running for a considerable length of time, there may be some sort of configuration issue with your operating system. Winlogon.exe has a digital signature from Microsoft Windows Component Publisher - Microsoft Time stamping Service.

Winlogon processes interface functions that are free from authentication policy. It processes the secure attention sequence, generates the desktops for the window station, executes time-out operations, loads user profiles, locks the system for the smooth working of a screensaver, and verifies the operating system's activation key. This process is an important system file and is vital for the operation of the system. Terminating it will make you unable to log in.

In versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista, winlogon.exe offers a series of support functions for the GINA and is responsible for setting your computer and configuring user Group Policy. It safeguards the window station and corresponding desktops to guarantee that each is properly accessible. On the whole, the local system is ensured of full access to these objects and a passing by user will have read access to the window station object.

The common signs of winlogon.exe errors

  1. Found these three processes running on your machine and you are almost absolutely sure they are a virus of some type.
  2. "The instruction at "0x0058..." reference memory at "0x0119...". The memory could not be read. Click on OK to terminate program. Click on CANCEL to debug program". Clicking on OK, cancel or red close out box causes computer to restart and display the same error message. Computer seems to work fine if error box is dragged out of the way.
  3. Error Code - Winlogon.exe - Bad Image - The application or DLL C: Documents and Settings\ Local Service\ Local Settings\ Application Data\Windows Server fxlevx.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
  4. You keep getting an error message saying exactly "This application has failed to start because mozsqlite3.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."
  5. Atiecllxe.exe and Winlogon.exe is taking up so much memory. Each between 800K to 928K never before this went so high. Your computer is still super slow and is having trouble playing videos and listening to music. The fps is super bad and the sound skips.
  6. Windows 8 - High CPU usage with winlogon.exe process stops your PC from shutting down or restarting.
  7. While you are browsing in the AutoCad Design Review 2011, your laptop crash. After trying to reboot several times, the following message show up. Winlogon.exe - Entry Point Not found. The Procedure entry point StrCatBuffW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll
  8. Start up Error: Event ID 7001 (Winlogon): User Logon Notification for Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Why do you have winlogon.exe errors?

Winlogon.exe is a favorite target for several viruses / Trojans that could change its function and memory usage. Abruptly increased cpu /memory usage for this process likely means that it has been "hijacked". The common names of this kind of viruses are atieclxx.exe, csrss.exe or winlogon.exe. Winlogon.exe.mui is found as malware, which is installed by a rogue anti-spyware/AV program.

When you see these files in the Task Manager and their locations are not in the system32 folder, it would be suspicious of infection. Some Trojan may have name itself after winlogon.exe and makes you believe that it is a legitimate system file, but actually a Trojan that steals passwords and account information. You may notice some strange signs of Trojan existence, such as a round window with a moon and stars, failure to get the detailed information of this file in the task manager; Missing Winlogon.exe folder; a slowdown in your machine; high cpu /memory usage.

Security update may hang up during installation. After waiting twelve hours for the update to complete, you reboot P4 windows operating system with the error message: Winlogon.Exe Could Not Locate Component. This Application Has Failed To Start Because Comctl32.Dll Was Not Found. In a worse situation of malware infection, you will be not able to end the process and you would fail to run programs, such as hijackthis and rkill. The powerful antivirus software, for example, Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D find nothing wrong with your system. These processes might still exist even after you do a system restore back to the factory settings.

Solutions to fixing these winlogon.exe errors

Basic solutions include virus scan using Emsisoft, Trend housecall or spyware doctor; Registry repair by means of registry doctor; disenabling all non-windows services; Creating another user login; Disenabling a load of services that startup with your pc.

In case that your machine gets a virus that infected explorer.exe and winlogon.exe, you believe that you have got rid of the virus, but the damage is done and you do not have a windows xp CD; Then you can try DLL TOOL to scan your system and repair the inflicted entries of the registry and winlogon.exe or other related dll files.

The regular antivirus software is just able to remove the scanned viruses /Trojan / spyware, but the infected items and entries that have been modified or completely damaged and won't be recovered in the malware scan and removal. The point is that repairing the windows registry is prerequisite for a successful fix of this kind of dll errors. Without doing so, you will fail to cure this problem even after running your powerful antivirus /antispyware software.

Now, it is the time for you to have a try on DLL TOOL.

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