userinit.exe - Is userinit.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is userinit.exe?
Purpose of userinit.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: userinit.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Userinit.exe is a program that most likely has been on your computer since the day you purchased it. Be sure to check the proper disk location for this file, which is shown below. Many spyware writers use the same names in attempts to fool you, so always verify the location of the file to be sure it is correct. Userinit is a system related module that has many important tasks. This program performs many system related functions, and it is required for a stable system. One of the main purposes of userinit.exe is to start the windows shell program, which is a critical piece of your Windows operating system. This program is considered safe and is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related. Visit userinit.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the userinit.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You will find this at C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe It may also be listed at C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386


  • Is userinit.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is userinit.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove userinit.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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