Is the winlogon.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

Windows NT/2000/XP Logon Application

Author: Microsoft
Part of: Windows
winlogon.exe is a background process that is part of the Windows account log-in system and deals with the process of logging users in and out of Windows.

The process is responsible for ensuring user validation and also checks the Windows Activation code is valid.


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Common location(s):
C:\WINDOWS\system32
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