What is KUsrInit.exe?

The genuine KUsrInit.exe file is a software component of Dell/KACE Agent by Dell.
"KUsrInit.exe" is part of Dell/KACE Kbox appliances. The file replaces the original "UserInit" file in Windows Operating Systems to operate as its own version of the original "UserInit" file so that it can integrate into the operating system efficiently. The original UserInit.exe file loads login scripts, starts Windows Explorer, and also reestablishes the networking setup and connection during Windows OS startup. "KUsrInit.exe" allows those original operations to function, but integrates the Dell/KACE software to communicate and function in Windows with all Dell/KACE system management appliances. Dell/KACE appliances offer business management applications and operations, such as inventory control, multicasting, patch management, asset management, and tons more. Dell has a global presence in technological evolvement and deploys many products and services for business, home, and network operation.

KUsrInit stands for KACE User Initialization Application

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the KUsrInit.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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KUsrInit.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with KUsrInit
KUsrInit.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as KUsrInit Application belongs to software Dell KACE Agent or KBOX Client by Dell ( or KACE Networks (

Description: KUsrInit.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The KUsrInit.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 393,832 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 323,584 bytes or 385,640 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Userinit). The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Dell KACE Agent, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Dell KACE Agent in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify KUsrInit.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as KUsrInit.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the KUsrInit.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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Best practices for resolving KUsrInit issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KUsrInit. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the KUsrInit.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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