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What is the "wininit.exe" ? Variant 12228899

Our database contains 289 different files for filename wininit.exe but this page contains information about single file with specific attributes. If you want to see general information about the wininit.exe then visit General Information Page . You can also check most distributed file variants with name wininit.exe. This file belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and was developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This file has description Windows Start-Up Application. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 1 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process wininit.exe.

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wininit.exe Process
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
Windows Start-Up Application
Operating System:
Windows 8
High oc2

Demographics distribution

Aproximately 29% of users are in the Russian Federation. It is also popular in Germany and United States of America.

System Explorer Community Antivirus Report

This file was checked and tolerated by following antivirus shields :
Antivirus NameLatest Toleration
Windows Defender2016-02-13 11:13:08
Dr.Web Anti-virus2016-02-13 09:14:41
avast! Antivirus2016-02-13 06:39:51
360 Total Security2016-02-12 22:10:33
AVG Internet Security2016-02-12 17:45:38
Norton Internet Security2016-02-12 17:35:46
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-02-11 22:32:26
Norton Security with Backup2016-02-11 20:40:07
Norton 360 Premier2016-02-11 15:56:31
Kaspersky Internet Security2016-02-11 06:19:51
Antivirus shields were enabled and have latest antivirus database. For global statistics visit our Antivirus Usage Statistics .

Is the Process "wininit.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
100% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Our final rating for this file is Safe. Final rating is based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "wininit.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

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User Reviews of the "wininit.exe"

  • SAFErating from user Admin (Variant: 12228899)

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    Windows 8 version of Windows Start-Up Application