My question just got moved to another one, which was answered but it didn't answer my question. "I noticed this process in my Task Manager. It's titled winlogon.exe and it doesn't show my username, it's not using any of my memory and it doesn't have a description. When I click Properties it doesn't open anything. It doesn't show it's file location or anything like that. Do you know what this is? Am I safe?" Is this normal for winlogon.exe?


Yes this is normal behavior for winlogon.exe if you're viewing it from the task manager in Windows 7. Not sure exactly why but on Win7 it does not show a user or allow you to view properties. Win8+ does.

winlogon.exe runs with SYSTEM privileges and is responsible for user logins and user switching. It should always be located in the \system32\ directory.

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