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All those who rated this a 1 are right!! Irfan For hte people who say that it makes htem loose connection: Its because of the nature of hte program... Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement cnet Reviews All Reviews Audio Cameras Laptops Phones Roadshow Smart Home Tablets TVs News All News Apple Crave Internet Microsoft Mobile

All comments about userinit.exe: password stealer sandeep chandu made my computer restart right after loading. The time now is 09:39 PM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of See also: Link Steven Hyde Do not confuse userinit.exe with usrinit.exe, one is pert of the OS, the other is bad news KevMar userinit.exe is just a Windows program The actual path to userinit.exe is read as c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe, where c: is the default drive (it should be accompanied with a comma at the end).

Windows system file that starts when windows boot butilities On w2k machine, runs as Aserinit.exe, the A beeing alt+0197 sign. Can be killed in the Taskmanager. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.

Run Security Task Manager to check your userinit process 2. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Well we could boot Linux. Will this work? If you remove the userinit.exe file, your logins will fail.

You may have a separate partition that contains this info if Factory never supplied a CD.As stated, the BIG advantage is you don't lose all your existing data/files etc. If in doubt, don't do anything. Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. It only quits when I disable it in task manager.

It is also an opportunity to update your drivers to latest for each.Good Luck!! you need to delete all tmp files from %temp% folder some files can not be deleted but you have to delete forcefully any how this files after the removal of the Using a program called Autoruns, to delete a few programs that startup, that weren't supposed to. What?s the fix here??Thanx Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - New day, new pests.

It is User Initialisation file responsible for user login and can be hijacked by worms such as c:\recycled\svchost.exe so as to make Widows XP to logoff itself as u try to Check File Size or unassemble/compare. Prevent parsing AUTOEXEC.BAT for Environment Variables at Logon. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft Site When you have finished this procedure, a registry is created that you can use to start Windows XP. My trojan remover detected it as a virus but could not remove it. Disable hibernate. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Gottfried Forstner There is a legitimate file named userinit.exe and if it starts on its own with no action taken by you, more than likely it is the legitimate file. I can no longer change resolution higher then 1024x768, and I don't have sound... It will run various network and user-setup related tasks to initialise your session on the computer/network. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:The Recovery Console was successfully installed.Please continue

what can i do to get it to recognize cd. I found out by right clicking on the file to see it's version. Alter the login to Windows XP Welcome Need secure key combination (Ctrl+Alt+Del) before logon Shutdown your computer without logging into your system Change the message shown on the logon box Customize

Unplug ethernet cable, use safe mode and run your cleaning tool (registry too).

Level: Try but be careful Description:Userinit.exe is an application that is executed when the user has logged on. It should terminate on its own shortly after windows has loaded. And I am pretty sure that it worked. I did search the file and found it in the system 32 folder.

Something I tried this morning:Since I could not copy or access the userinit.ex_ file on my home computer (infected computer) I brought the installation CD to work, copied the userinit.ex_ file Edit: YAY, it worked :D. Dave Renham A day after reinstall of OS on new hard drive, my firewall stated it was trying to access the Internet through Google's Chrome. Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes.

Have you tried the last known good configuration ? Recommend: we suggest that you stay extremely careful before making changes to this registry, else you will not be able to log into your machine anymore. Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {9FB3908C-6565-4CB0-95F8-E9F85258723C} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeO4 After which, Windows already displayed desktop.

Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Recovery Console (Access Denied) by PacB / February 18, 2009 2:52 AM PST In reply to: Access Denied Has anyone replied to i just tried the repair install and it seems that the proper userinit file was not replaced. There is more detail of my situation but just realize userinit exe can run anything else it wants. Randolf Richardson I am experiencing that the userinit.exe has about 4 processes running in the task manager (OS XP).

Then I remembered, that my NOD has deleted this file, and what I did later, helped me to restore my Windows back, without re-installing it!I have created the same users, with You may need to configure your computer to boot from the CD-ROM drive.2. Its purpose is to set up individual users desktop environment, establishing profile settings, font styles, screen colors etc. If it does LEAVE IT ALONE!!

while trying to remove viruses, the "userinit" file was deleted. Press alt+cntrl+delete and you will notice that userinit.exe is bugged and still running. Next time I tried to log on, I was unable to.