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#1 pandammonia

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:09 PM

Hi, just had a thing from Norton saying wininit.exe wants to access files or something, so blocked instance and went online to find more. I have 2 wininit.exe on my pc (running vista), one in system32 folder and one in C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wininit_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_2ebbf6d3076595ce . Is this one a virus? here are also wininit.exe MUI files too.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:17 PM

Looks like you have may some kind of trojan or worm, this may also be a false positive.

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

How to see hidden files in Windows

Please click this link-->Jotti

When the jotti page has finished loading, click the Browse button and navigate to the following file and click Submit.

C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe

If Jotti is busy, try the same at Virustotal: http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html

The second instance should be an exact copy of the one in the system 32 folder, however you can submit that file also, if you wish.

Please post back the results of the scan in your next post.

Edited by oldf@rt, 20 July 2007 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 07:21 PM

Both are fine. thank you, oldf@rt, for your time.




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