Firewall says: Windows NT Logon Application (winlogon.exe) is trying to broadcast to [...]

Is it okay if I allow Windows NT Logon Application (winlogon.exe) to broadcast from my machine to another IT address?

I have Windows XP Pro on my machine.

I'm not sure what it's trying to log onto.

It's an individual machine connected directly to the Internet via a DSL modem.
searcherguyAsked:
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SheharyaarSaahilConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello searcherguy =)

Nopes i dont think so that its Normal... coz winlogon.exe is abt the login and logout procedures,,,, and why wud it connect to another system.... :-?

I dont think so that u shud allow this, unless u Recognise the IP address to which it tries to connect !!
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searcherguyAuthor Commented:
Thanks SheharyaarSaahil,

Any idea how to disable this, make it stop logging me onto another machine?

Pretty concerning if my computer thinks its a client on someone else's WinNT server.
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searcherguyAuthor Commented:
Also, if this is some bad person doing bad things here, is there a way to go after them based on the IP address perhaps?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
is ur computer updated fully,,, i mean all Security patches are installed ??
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CoraPantherCommented:
Actually no.  This is not a security risk.  The firewall you probably have, ZoneAlarm actually defaults to having winlogon, userinit, to be able to allow its child processes to access the internet.  If you turn on advanced and block them then you will have difficulty accessing the net.

Please go here.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,8976799~mode=flat

If you disable these processes you will be unable to access your internet connection.
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