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Should I Remove This Startup File?

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#1 michele2007


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Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:27 AM

According to Autoruns this is a bad file and should not be starting up.
Can someone double check on this for me because I am new at this Autoruns and your Startup database.
I do log on to my computer although I am the only one using it at home. I do not want to mess up my ability to log on.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe Userinit Logon Application Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

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#2 mommabear


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Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:51 AM

Here's some information.

Sounds to me like you should leave it alone.


#3 jhsmurray


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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:38 AM

I'm not sure why autoruns is reporting it as a problem, but the file c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe is required by windows. You are right about keeping this file! I suppose you could submit the file to a free online scanner to be sure.

Anyways, for your reading pleasure, it looks like someone else had the same situation as you do - they ended up disabling it by mistake and heres what they did to back out of it:

If you are the cautious type, you could run ERUNT to backup your registry configuration before making changes to startup items. I have ERUNT run automatically on logon for my pc - it works great. :thumbsup:

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