How to remove the wininit32 virus
Most antivirus programs identify wininit32.exe as malware.
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Wininit32.exe file information
The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as wininit32.exe.
Description: wininit32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 254,464 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 134,144 bytes, 253,440 bytes or 136,192 bytes.
Wininit32.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. Wininit32.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The file is not a Windows core file. Program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. wininit32.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 97% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify wininit32.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "SysInit" definitely not required. Added by the XABOT WORM!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wininit32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wininit32.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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