The following Potential threat is posed by userinit.exe:
- Due to its widespread prevalence, since it is present in practically every NT-based Windows version, this process is a favorite target for viruses, worms and Trojans.
- If the file isn't located in C:\Windows\System32, then it is a virus, Trojan or worm is pretending to be userinit.exe.
Information about the userinit.exe process
The Windows-native userinit.exe process is responsible for logon and start procedures. If activates individually saved settings and network connections for every user registered on the computer. This places the file/process in a central position within the operating system, and for this reason it should not be terminated!