A reader recently told us that he was seeing a process of printing the Microsoft Windows logo in his task manager. This seemed suspicious to me because I had never encountered such a process before and, furthermore, the editor's name column of the task manager was empty.
Microsoft Windows logo process in Task Manager
If you see a Microsoft Windows logo In your task manager, here's what you need to check before reaching a conclusion, whether it's identical or not.
Most legitimate processes display the company name in the Task Manager Editor column. If you do not see this column, you may need to enable this task manager column.
Right-click this process and select Properties. What do you see under the details tab? Is Microsoft mentioned? If so, well – if not, it becomes suspicious.
Click again on this process and select Open file location. Which file opens? This would indicate whether the file is safe or suspicious.
If you have any doubts, you can download the file on VirusTotal.com or Jotti.org and have it scanned by several antiviruses.
You can also have your entire computer scanned with your antivirus software, as a great precaution.
MSWLogo is a legitimate programming environment for educational purposes. It is used by beginners and children to get started in programming. You can confirm if Microsoft Windows Logo.exe is part of.
If I know more about this process, I will update this post.