Windows Vista Start-Up Application. Core session-start process present in each
Windows Vista session and whose job is to start some of the core Windows Vista
background services (for the benefit of advanced users WININIT starts the
Service Control Manager, SCM, the Local Security Authority SubSystem, LSASS, and
the Local Session Manager, LSM.EXE, which manages terminal services
An essential Windows Vista background program - Leave alone.
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"PaulB" <PaulB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have two Vista machines, one that is a new install (never connected to
> internet or any programs added to it) and both have wininit.exe process
> running. I don't think this is a Virus. My AV programs scanned both okay.
> "Michael Solomon" wrote:
>> "Dan Hinsley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > I've got wininit.exe running on my system, which from looking at some
>> > websites appears to be a virus (Wolf.16 trojan). But if I kill the
>> > process, Vista dies. So my question is, is wininit.exe a legitimate
>> > part of Vista, and if not, what's the safest way to get rid of it?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Dan Hinsley
>> Yes, from what I gather it is a Trojan. Best way to deal with it is to run
>> a virus scan and let your Antivirus application deal with it as this has
>> been around quite awhile and your AV should be able to pick it up and deal
>> with it.
>> Michael Solomon
>> Backup is a PC user's best friend
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