Do not run any antivirus but I do suggest to download and install a free
(forever) for individual users antivirus and antispy program: Spybot Search
& Destroy (German).
I just checked my windows\system32 directory: your file is there. I have run
SB S&D many times.
Tomorrow morning I will check my brand new Vista machine at teh office and
see if this file is there. I am sue it is.
A lot of those websites are set by crooks. They claim that normal windows
execs are viruses. It frightens you and leads you to buy their wares. It is
not to say that there are no viruses and the same people may be writing
Read this thread:
Quotes from this thread:
I have seen, from a plethora of sites after searching for said .exe with
google, that this is a trojan lef tover from the wolf virus..
Is this true? If it is, it is cleverly disguised.
I tried searching the TechNet for pages on the .exe, but to no avail, errors
Thank you for your post.
No, Wininit.exe is a system built-in file. Actually, it is called "Windows
Start-Up Application" and exists under Windows\System32.
I suspect that the websites you referred may be for virus with the same file
name, or the Wininit.exe was infected.
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