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#1 the geekfreak

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:52 PM

how do i stop this process from running it is not the virus version it is a genuine one but i don't want or need it to run i don't log on too my system and i am the only one who uses my PC.
what is its point and how do i disable it safely thanks Dan

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:49 PM

winlogon.exe (Windows NT/2000/XP Logon Application)

The process "winlogon.exe" runs in the background. It's a part of the Windows Login subsystem. Winlogon is necessary for user authorization and checks the Windows XP activation code.

Note: The winlogon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/winlogon.exe.html

Description:
winlogon.exe is a process belonging to the Windows login manager. It handles the login and logout procedures on your system. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/winlogon/
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