How to remove the init virus
Most antivirus programs identify init.exe as malware, for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_PIPTEA.D or TROJ_Generic.DIT, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Piptea.E or Backdoor:Win32/Tofsee.I.
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Init.exe file information
The process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.
Description: The file init.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 32,256 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 38,400 bytes or 37,888 bytes.
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify init.exe related errors
If init.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 37,888 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 54,272 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.
If init.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 21,504 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 4,096 bytes. Init.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "TrojanShield" can run at start up. TrojanShield
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as init.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the init.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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