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Search through over 5000+ Articles! I have done everything but blast new firmware and ComboFix was still saying the wininit.exe file was infected. File Location %System% Startup Type This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup.

If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. Its job is to start some of the core Windows Vista background services.We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify wininit.exe related errors. Added by the BYMER WORM! "wininit" definitely not required. Related Posts: How to Stop Windows 10 from Syncing Themes Between PCs Microsoft Introduces Green Screen of Death Exclusively for Windows Insiders Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14997 Reveals Blue Light

Description: The original wininit.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. I noticed that I have lots of local ports whose status is "listening." Two of them involved wininit.exe. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the Thanksm0le is a proud member of UNITE Back to top #9 Moby49 Moby49 Topic Starter Members 14 posts OFFLINE Local time:08:40 PM Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:49 PM I

On a brand new computer, wininit.exe doesn’t pose any threat at all.  However on older computers that have been in use for while there is the potential problem of a virus This is one of the results on how to stop or remove the process: Can I stop or remove wininit.exe? The file size is 3,301,398bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 394,752bytes. It is suggested that you perform a Scan using other anti-virus programs.

Thanksm0le is a proud member of UNITE Back to top #5 Moby49 Moby49 Topic Starter Members 14 posts OFFLINE Local time:08:40 PM Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:30 PM M0leWell Close any open browsers.2. thats the technique most malware writes do ! Yesterday it was at c:\documents and settings\oldeink\application data\wininit.exe Doing a restore got rid of it in the application data but it certainly is not at system32 Reply Matthew December 21, 2015

Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. this content If wininit.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 68% dangerous. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.

Recommendation wininit.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. It is more than likely a virus, be careful. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points. Click here to fight backIf I have helped you fix your PC then please donate.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as wininit.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. To ensure that no rogue wininit.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan. It is more than likely a virus, be careful.

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This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. Sanjeev Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:56 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote It's an app that opens Windows 7 and who told you to delete it? It now says it is safe. Added by the WOLLF.16 TROJAN!

Windows Vista IT Pro > Windows Vista Security Question 0 Sign in to vote I just ran Process scanner from processlibary.com, and it said that wininit.exe where a dangerrous file, and groovyPost InfoAbout Contact Privacy Policy Terms of Service Staff Subscribe Donate Search our Archives of over 5000+ Articles! © 2007 - 2016 groovyPost LLC | All Rights Reserved

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Generated Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:39:38 GMT by s_hp107 (squid/3.5.23) ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.8/ Connection The process is required for Windows to work properly So it was maybe an error. The program has no visible window. Malware Response Instructor 34,439 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:London, UK Local time:12:40 AM Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:27 AM QUOTEpleasantly surprised to see that it did not indicate that it

I guess I have two questions - are listening ports open ports and a security risk? Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Related Posts: How to Stop Windows 10 from Syncing Themes Between PCs Microsoft Introduces Green Screen of Death Exclusively for Windows Insiders Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14997 Reveals Blue Light I came up with a program that turned off processes, and i turnd of wininit.exe.

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If so, wouldn't it be stupid to make wininit.exe accessible this way considering it is one of the most important applications in windows? On a brand new computer, wininit.exe doesn’t pose any threat at all.  However on older computers that have been in use for while there is the potential problem of a virus