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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
wininit.exe is a file which most likely arrived as preinstalled sofware on your computer, but verify the actual hard drive location as shown below. The folder is listed below for you, as you can always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you into thinking the rogue software is a good software module instead. This wininit.exe is from Microsoft and its a window start up application program. It is normal to see wininit.exe running in your system task list. This file is considered a safe file, and it is not known to be related to any spyware, adware or virus related installations. Visit wininit.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 wininit.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your computer at C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe


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

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

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