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Program info

Estimated safety rating


wininit.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if wininit.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Usually, this program is located in C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 94355c28c1970635a31b3fe52eb7ceba.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.

Belongs to the operating system


wininit.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern computer processors.

File description

 Windows Start-Up Application

The description extracted from the file is Windows Start-Up Application.

File version

 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

File version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


wininit.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to wininit.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.