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What is wininit.exe?

Part of Windows Start-Up Application by Microsoft

What is it?

The Wininit file is an .ini file that lists all of the changes to be made to Windows when you restart the computer after installing a program. The Wininit.exe file is the program file that starts the .ini file. It can be run only when the computer restarts so that the changes can be made while Windows is not running.
(wininit.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wininit.exe run?

Process - wininit.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wininit.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wininit.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wininit.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU262.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     748 KB RAM3.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Start-Up Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wininit.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Start-Up Application
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 110 KB
Original file name: WinInit.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002994440%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002731770%
User CPU: 0.00002626702124%
Privileged CPU time: 156.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 332,639,424
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 32.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 42.15 MB
Paged memory: 748 KB
Peak paged memory: 856 KB
Paged system memory: 74.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.88 KB
Working set memory: 3.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.8 MB
Min working set memory: 3.63 MB
Private memory: 748 KB
Page faults: 1,360
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 17 KB
Total other operations: 1,711
Total other transfer: 3.66 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 79
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
wininit.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49152
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 02bc073156b3097e94d63c4d609020dd
SHA-1: 199fe4874a22c92ee83890f254a3197d9f55da78

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.26644
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-apiquery-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-delayload-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-kernel32-legacy-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-kernel32-legacy-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-localregistry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-2.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-psapi-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-threadpool-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-threadpool-legacy-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-controller-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-legacy-kernel32-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-obsolete-kernelbase-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-lsalookup-l1-1-0.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
rpcrt4.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
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