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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 be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


The default name and folder where this application is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is b5c5dcad3899512020d135600129d665.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


wininit.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full power of nowadays' computer CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Windows Start-Up Application

The description written in the exe 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

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


wininit.exe has a digital signature. Today most clean programs 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 executable does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.