What Is winlog.exe? Is It Malware Or Safe To Run?

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: winlog.exe

File type:

Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.

What is it:

Winlog.exe is a software program that most likely was installed by you at some time or another, but is also a common name used by many spyware writers. To help identify that this software is not spyware, always verify the file is in the proper location on your hard drive as the file location is shown below. This software is called personal security manager or Salfeld, but pay close attention here as winlog.exe and winlogon.exe are both famous spyware names. This file is also part of the Trojan.Spexta trojan. If you have this file and are suspicious, I would recommend just renaming the file so you can always rename it back if necessary. Visit winlog.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the winlog.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?

This file will be found in your windows or system32 folder.

Is winlog.exe spyware?

    Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

Is this software task considered adware or malware?

    No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

Is winlog.exe considered a virus or trojan?


Would you recommend that I remove winlog.exe?

    Yes, we recommend removing winlog.exe if it’s on your computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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