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Program info

Estimated safety rating


wininit.exe is a program which is probably legit. So, if wininit.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.

Executable file path


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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 7718a2a9b2bfb2c8e2baeb03310ca3fd.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.

Accepts incoming connections


wininit.exe appears to act as a network server. This means other computers can probably create connections to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can cause a security breach. We recommend looking at this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

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 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern computer processors.

Digitally signed


wininit.exe has a digital signature. Today most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from wininit.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Publisher

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.