The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "WinIogon.Keylogger" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • trojan

WinIogon.Keylogger installs into windows directory and starts in autorun as "Windows Logon Application". It records all keystrokes without the user's awareness or consent about this.
Also disables start "cmd.exe" and changes shell settings in the registry ("Explorer.exe" to "WinIogon.exe")
Makes changes to Windows security center.
Removal Instructions:


Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.
  • Entries named "Windows Logon Application" and pointing to "<$WINDIR>\WinIogon.exe".


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.


You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Remove "<$WINDIR>\WinIogon.exe" from registry value "Shell" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\".
If WinIogon.Keylogger uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.