I just ran Process scanner from processlibary.com, and it said that wininit.exe where a dangerrous file, and i had to remove it. I came up with a program that turned off processes, and i turnd of wininit.exe. Then all i got was a bluescreen. I hawe scanned with Spyware terminator, Trend Micro PC-Cillin, but no one of theese found anny virus in this file. The file is located in C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe Annyone know if this a safe, or dangerous file, so i can remove it?
sure this ones a good file. had it been situated in another directory it could have been malware ! thats the technique most malware writes do ! use a regular windows process name and place it in another directory to cause confusion.
shud u wish in future u can always get such single suspects scanned with multiple av engines athttp://www.virustotal.com/en/virustotalf.html or http://virusscan.jotti.org/ :-)
Check the Process Library now on what it thinks of the wininit.exe process. It now says it is safe.
http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/wininit/19065/ It also gives info on what it is used for. This is one of the results on how to stop or remove the process:
Can I stop or remove wininit.exe?
Since wininit.exe is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for Windows to work properly
So it was maybe an error. It is suggested that you perform a Scan using other anti-virus programs.
- Edited by boogiewoogieoogie Wednesday, April 04, 2012 7:59 PM