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Am I Infected


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#1 uncfingers

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:03 PM

:thumbsup: hi everyone when i open my computer i get this message when the desktop shows...windows cannot find 2c\winlogon .exe" make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. to search file c/start and then c/search..i have tried to do what it says but it is still there. can anyone help please. i am using windows xp home ..

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:40 AM

Is it the right path?

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:12 PM

winlogon.exe is a process belonging to the Windows login manager and part of the Windows Login subsystem. winlogon.exe is necessary for user authorization, checking the Windows XP activation code and handling interactive user logons and logoffs. Determining whether winlogon.exe is malware or a legitimate Windows process depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. The legit winlogon.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. If found running from a different location it is malware.

Your post is not written very clearly. Are you saying the error points to this location: C:\winlogon.exe?
Have you run any anti-virus or anti-malware programs recently?
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