What is the "userinit.exe" ?

Our database contains 500 different files for filename userinit.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name userinit.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Userinit Logon Application. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 2 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process userinit.exe.

userinit.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "userinit.exe"

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
Userinit Logon Application
Operating System:
Windows 7
High oc2

Is the Process "userinit.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.
Latest new variant of the file with name "userinit.exe" was discovered 3462 days ago. Our database contains 80 variants of the file "userinit.exe" with final rating Safe and 45 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "userinit.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.

User Reviews of the "userinit.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "userinit.exe"

  • SAFErating from user jwasylque for file C:\Windows\System32\USERINIT.EXE (Variant: 622)

    userinit.exe is a key process in the Windows operating system. On boot-up it manages the different start up sequences needed, such as establishing network connection and starting up the Windows shell. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\USERINIT.EXE (Variant: 543)

    userinit.exe is part of operating system. This program manages system start up and it's important for stable running of the system. This process should not be terminated.