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How to get rid of the init Virus

Sometimes the init file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found HKTL_BITMINE.SML, as well as Symantec found PUA.Bitcoinminer or, as the case may be, Downloader. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with init.exe

The init.exe process does not include any indication who its developer is or what software product it is a part of. An obsolete or defective version of init.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about init.exe init.exe

init.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file init.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". The file size is 27,648 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This init.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find init.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about init?

This is the init process (Unix) for the korn shell implementation on windows. The shell is very useful in managing files and scripting on a PC especially for those trained or experienced on unix. It gives a lot of power to the user and therefore can be dangerous for someone who is not familiar with Unix or Windows command line.
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How to uninstall unknown

To remove init.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if init.exe (init.exe) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of init.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for init.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or init.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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