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How to remove msinit error

The free file information forum can help you find out if msinit.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, adware which you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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msinit.exe file information

The process belongs to the software unknown by unknown.

Description: msinit.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 55,296 bytes (75% of all occurrence), 108,544 bytes.http://www.file.net/process/msinit.exe.html 
File msinit.exe is a file without information about the maker of this file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to LAN or Internet. msinit.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflage themselves as msinit.exe, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check the msinit.exe process on your pc whether it is pest. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. It was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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