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80% usage while idle, winlogin.exe

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July 18, 2004 12:43:32 PM

At the moment im haveing an extremely big problem with winlogin.exe, the program used to check users which access the computer.


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extract from http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/process...

Process File: winlogon or winlogon.exe
Process Name: Windows Logon Process
Description: Windows NT logon utility that manages user logons and logoffs. The utility prompts you for the password when you log on and allows you to log off or shut down.
Company: Microsoft Corp.
System Process: Yes
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
Common Errors: N/A

No matter how long i leave the computer on, or how many restarts i do, the program sucks the cpu and memory dry.

If anyone has any ideas before i reinstall please share them.

2.6C @ 3.25G (Zalman 7000AU-ALCU HSF)
ABIT IC7-Max3
2x Kingmax SuperRam 512 DDR433
GeXcube 9800pro @ 450/750
80G Seagate S-ATA150
Antec Super Lanboy w/ 350 Smart Blue PSU
July 19, 2004 1:58:10 AM

Reinstall, no ideas for that one.

..this is very useful and helpful place for information...
July 19, 2004 3:07:02 AM

I think your comp just got a worm, Windows does not have winlog<b>in</b>.exe but only winlog<b><font color=red>on</b></font color=red>.exe.
<b><A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826955&Product=winxp" target="_new"><font color=blue>Virus Alert About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants</A></b></font color=blue>

:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
July 19, 2004 6:23:18 AM

3dsmax is doing it i think, however when i turn it off the problem continues...

reinstall for me,


btw it is winlogon.exe

2.6C @ 3.25G (Zalman 7000AU-ALCU HSF)
ABIT IC7-Max3
2x Kingmax SuperRam 512 DDR433
GeXcube 9800pro @ 450/750
80G Seagate S-ATA150
Antec Super Lanboy w/ 350 Smart Blue PSU
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