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Firewall Has Detected An Outgoing Connection

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by GREGB52, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. GREGB52

    GREGB52 Thread Starter

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    It seems that whenever I start up my PC these warnings start popping up telling me that my ( Personal Firewall Has Detected An Outgoing Connection ) It then asks me if I want to allow or deny the connection, naturally I deny it. I get as many as 20 to 30 warnings popping up. The file listed on these warnings is ( C:\Windows\System32\Winlogon.exe ) . I've tried spyware & virus scans but can't get rid of this pest. I'm running Windows XP with a Cable connection. Any ideas????????????? Thanks Greg
     
  2. Deathblow

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    Here's a site that might be useful to you. It will allow you to check what things that run are and then decide if you would want to allow them to send data or not.

    http://www.answersthatwork.com/

    In the case of Winlogin.exe, that's a legitimate request, and here's the info from that site for it.

    Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003 Logon application whose full path is either C:\WinNT\System32\Winlogon.exe or C:\Windows\System32\Winlogon.exe. This process manages usersÂ’ logons and logoffs on your PC/Server. The window which pops up and prompts you for your username and password, or which allows you to logoff or shutdown, is the WINLOGON process.

    Recommendation :
    An integral part of the operating system, leave alone.
     
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