Credential Manager is Windows Desktop App. The main purpose of this app is to let Windows store usernames, passwords, and addresses on your system. So, whenever you create a new account on Windows or create an account on a website, your credentials will be saved in the Credential Manager. You can open the Credential Manager (via Control Panel) and look at the accounts saved in the Credential Manager. Credential Manager is not only used by Windows but it is also used by other apps that require your private data to be stored locally. Apps like Skype, File Explorer, Microsoft Office, etc. uses this Credential Manager to store and access your account information. Your accounts are stored in 4 different categories: Windows Credentials, Certificate-Based Credentials, Generic Credentials, and Web Credentials.
A lot of users have complained about an unknown account listed in their Credential Manager. This credential is stored by the name of virtualapp/didlogical. If you try to look at the details of this credential, you’ll notice a weird username with a password stored in your Credential Manager. Usually, virtualapp/didlogical will be the name of the Internet or Network Address and this credential will be stored under the Generic Credentials category. It will look like this
You’ll also notice that you cannot technically remove the virtualapp/didlogical credential as well. You will be able to remove the credential by clicking on the Remove and following the on-screen instructions but it will be back in the list of Credentials after a reboot or after a small amount of time. So, you won’t be able to remove it completely.
Is virtualapp/didlogical safe?
Since virtualapp/didlogical credentials are made automatically and you won’t be able to remove it, it will look like it’s a malware that comes back on its own. But, fortunately, virtualapp/didlogical isn’t a malware at all. It is a legitimate credential and it is stored by Windows whenever you use one of the Windows Live Products. So, if you use any one of the Windows Live Products like Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Sign-In Assistant, and other Microsoft services, then these products will make this credential in your Credential Manager. This means that you don’t have to worry about it.
How to remove virtualapp/didlogical
You can easily remove the virtualapp/didlogical credential as well. But, as mentioned above, it might come back on its own. If you don’t want this credential to appear in the Credential Manager then you will have to stop using Windows Live Products. Using any one of the Windows Live Products will most likely trigger the credential initiation and you’ll start seeing the virtualapp/didlogical credential again. If you really want to remove the virtualapp/didlogical credential then follow the steps given below
- Hold Windows key and press R
- Type control panel and press Enter
- Click User Accounts
- Click Credential Manager
- Select Windows Credentials
- Select virtualapp/didlogical
- Click Remove and follow any additional on-screen instructions
You should be good to go once the virtualapp/didlogical credential is removed.