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#1 sober

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:03 AM

Hello, I was curious about this file. I'm probably being overcautious, but I have two copies. one in the system32 folder & one in the servicepackfiles\i386 folder.

I noticed its eating a chunk of memory in the windows task manager. Is one needed and the other not? i searched around and found a disguised virus spelled winiogon.exe with capital I. could this be what i have?

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:22 AM

Hello Sober, :thumbsup: to BC

You have nothing to worry about, the two files you have are Microsoft files and are in their correct places. If you had found a file of that name in the Windows/WinNT folder instead of where you did, then you would have an infection.

For more information click the link in my signature and look up winlogon in the task list.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 10:20 PM

If you think you have a malware problem start here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s-Log-t956.html
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#4 sober

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 10:42 PM

Nope no malware here. I did an extensive cleaning with the guidance of Old Timer on that forum. He helped greatly. All is fine actually. Thanks for taking the time to look at this.

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 10:54 PM

It is perfectly normal to have this file in the Task Manager.
How much memory is it using?

It is also normal for it to be in the Service Pack\I386 file.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 07:35 AM

thought that was normal?
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