What is userini.exe?

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 userini.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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Userini.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with userini
Userini.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or Vsicpps Application or Wdkpvd Application

belongs to software Vsicpps Application or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Wdkpvd Application

by Ifsedr or Microsoft ( or g10 Code GmbH.

Description: Userini.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Userini.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 55,808 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 54,784 bytes and 19 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify userini.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name userini.exe, for example Gen:Variant.Bredo.2 (detected by BitDefender), and Gen:Variant.Bredo.2 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the userini.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.


User Comments

total commander
Userinit.exe controls all of the procedures done after a particular user logs into the Windows operating system. It handles things like opening the other processes that make the graphical user interface of Windows interact, such as the taskbar initiated by explorer.exe.
  Elena   (further information)
it increase cpu usage and pc become extremely slow about 45 minutes. general solve maybe end this process from tm

Summary: Average user rating of userini.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think userini.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving userini issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with userini. 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 userini.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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