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How to remove winlogon exe virus in windows 8

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May 29, 2012 6:56:34 PM

Hello, i installed windows 8 customer preview but sometimes later my antivirus avg detected winlogon.exe as virus and asked to quarantine it but when i quarantined it the whole windows screen was blacked out and nothing happened until i restarted my system. so suggest me how can i remove it from my system.
May 29, 2012 9:29:33 PM

If* it is a virus, then you should try to clean it instead of quarantine it since winlogon is needed to logon =]

Try going to Computer > Hard Drive Letter (C:\) > Windows > System32 > find winlogon (winlogon.exe) and right click and scan with AVG > Clean if that doesn't work try using a malware remover, more then likely it's reporting false, depending on when you installed Windows 8 Customer preview, and I'm not sure AVG supports Windows 8 yet I believe Kaspersky has a beta out (2013) for Windows 8 (90 days) but I could be mistaken. If you find it to be clean, just hit Ignore or Safelist. =]

Also try a google search or a Toms hardware search for (winlogon.exe) You will find useful information on it.
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May 30, 2012 11:34:45 AM

Could be a false positive.
Have you tried any of the online scanners?
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May 30, 2012 12:54:08 PM

if it the newest version it should not be. iv tested both scanner on my pc and they both work fine. but to the op i know avast works in windows 8.
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May 30, 2012 12:56:27 PM

Working in Win8 is not the same thing as 'doesn't give false positives'.
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