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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 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wininit.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the wininit.exe process running.Of the 0.4% 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.
0.00025% CPU2549.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.11 MB RAM5.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Start-Up Application?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Windows Start-Up Application.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

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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: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 94 KB
Original file name: WinInit.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0036135665%
Privileged CPU: 0.0033585827%
User CPU: 0.00025498380278%
Privileged CPU time: 1226535.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 346 ms
CPU cycle count: 510,009,092
CPU cycle count /min: 1,819,852
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 37.17 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.96 MB
Paged memory: 1.11 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.26 MB
Paged system memory: 74.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.09 KB
Working set memory: 2.06 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.83 MB
Min working set memory: 1.97 MB
Private memory: 1.11 MB
Page faults: 2,109
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 69
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 219.16 KB
Read transfer /min: 672 Bytes
Total write operations: 26
Total write transfer: 88 KB
Total other operations: 1,639
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 90.28 KB
Other Transfer /min: 207 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 90
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

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

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49152
TCP: localhost on port 1025
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: b5c5dcad3899512020d135600129d665
SHA-1: c7bba9840c44e7739fb314b7a3efe30e6b25cc48
SHA-256: f6b4d18fa0d3c4958711ac0d476c21a6fdf2897f989a0ad290b43f463dd8b5b0

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-l1-1-1.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-l1-1-1.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-localregistry-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-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-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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