wininit.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if wininit.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.
Normally, this program is found in C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is cad491dd9ec00bb841ea407d9c498c4a.
This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
wininit.exe appears to act as a network server. This means other computers can make connections to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can cause a security breach. We advise looking at this carefully.
This application uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
wininit.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.
wininit.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to wininit.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.