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Another solution is to keep one AV resident, and use one of the several on-line scans from time to time to double-check. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - access denied by aznsstealer3 / May 21, 2008 6:30 AM PDT In reply to: Step by Step i followed those steps and Goodnight and thanks for the help so far Geeks - but don't give up! With updated device drivers, you can finally unlock new hardware features and improve the speed and performance of your PC.

Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - something wrong by aznsstealer3 / May 21, 2008 6:59 AM PDT In reply to: LOL something that bothers me though is that Although I have Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2008 installed and constantly updated, I somehow got the virus a few days ago. RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows XP (Solved) - Userinit Logon Application has encountered a problem I have one of those keyboards that let you shut down by pushing a few keys. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc939862.aspx

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Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews. Erase all that you can - note that some of the .DLLs will refuse to be erased (since they are in use or otherwise protected). 2. By default, Winlogon runs Userinit.exe, which runs logon scripts, reestablishes network connections, and then starts Explorer.exe, the Windows user interface. In the registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon there is a Userinit entry; change this to CMD, Powershell, or Taskmgr to bypass userinit.exe until you are ready to run it.

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System), reinstall the program according to the Daum Communications Corp. It does nothing harmful unless one of a various types of virus attaaches itself to it... Make sure you're deleting the right file though; Windows Explorer is the wrong tool for this job (use DOS or a good tool like FAR Manager). Several programs can share the same userinit.exe file, but when these programs are uninstalled or changed, sometimes "orphaned" (invalid) EXE registry entries are left behind.

I would seriously second guess what is being said in order to get people purchasing spyware. The best part is that repairing registry errors can also dramatically improve system speed and performance. Mine disappearsfrom the process list a few seconds after logging on - if yours persists then I'd be worried. Randolf Richardson I am experiencing that the userinit.exe has about 4 processes running in the task manager (OS XP).

Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Step by Step by SuperMA5TER / May 21, 2008 6:23 AM PDT In reply to: how to Ok you are in C:\Windows. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/userinit.exe.html A black box will open with a blinking cursor. I tried sfc /scannow. It will run various network and user-setup related tasks to initialise your session on the computer/network.

Avirat More comments can be found here: (further information) Summary: Average user rating of userinit.exe: based on 85 votes with 9 reviews. 37users think userinit.exe is essential for Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. Do you have additional information? removed email to prevent unwanted spam Back to top #9 KaZoom KaZoom Members 1 posts OFFLINE Local time:11:36 AM Posted 03 August 2008 - 11:13 AM Thanks ITshop360!

I know what it does in general - e.g., initiates the logon script - but I am looking for the full details of all the steps it takes. System File Checker will begin scanning for userinit.exe and other system file problems (be patient - the system scan may take a while). Or even 400 kV? I was unsure if it was harmful or not but after reading the above I allowed my firewall to run it and so far things seem to be fine.

The size is 24.0 KB (24,576 bytes), from what I've read about it, if it's larger that 24K, it's probably been infected. With a bit more digging it seems that this file was actually the login information within the registry and as it can't find a valid user/password it just keeps asking me Userinit.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Is userinit.exe spyware or a virus?

or related manufacturer's website. However, at some point a trojan or or nasty could get on your system somehow and if it is added to the start menu startup folder or somehow requires you to Furthermore, a clean install of Windows will also quickly clean out any and all "junk" that has accumulated over the normal usage of your computer. I can't find a remedy.

Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon Winlogon Userinit Userinit Userinit KeepRasConnection CachePrimaryDomain Userinit VmApplet LegalNoticeCaption ShutdownWithoutLogon System AutoAdminLogon DefaultDomainName DCacheUpdate ShowLogonOptions SlowLinkProfileDefault SFCDllCacheDir DCacheMinInterval PowerdownAfterShutdown DefaultUserName AutoRestartShell Shell ReportBootOk LegalNoticeText DebugServerCommand allocatecdroms DontDisplayLastUserName Welcome Is it ok to use more than one virus scan? kameh I have report that my friend detected as a virus under System32. Please help me i need my computer back!

What I did was CTRL+ALT+DEL, Task Manager, click New Task and typed Control Panel on the Run command prompt. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Nadine.