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An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - With the command line. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. I hope it'll work. __________________ Malware removal steps.

Thank you for your response, I will take a look at the links. ... idea of a "repair install" hopefully from your original OS CD. is there any other way to find out the right drive name? Hawkesbury ON Canada it makes my cable modem loose connection every few minutes or so D.

However easily infected BECAUSE it's not always running. More information here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341 __________________ Malware removal steps. This applies only to the originator of this thread.Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only.

You may have troubles with your OS. They maybe on original install disks or may be downloaded from manufacturers sites. If you weren't able to log in safe mode then the next thing to try is a repair install. Thank you for the response?However, as indicated on previous threads, I can not login /boot even in safe mode.

If multiple programs are given in the shell key using comma separator, all the programs would be executed by userinit.exe. Click the Version Tab and you should see that the Company is Microsoft and the File Version matches your Patch Level. Just sharing. On boot-up it manages the different start up sequences needed, such as establishing network connection and starting up the Windows shell.

This registry was created and saved during the initial setup of Windows XP. Type the Administrator password and press ENTER.5. Post your logs there and not here ! Goto C:\WINDOWS\system32 and find it, Right Click and choose Properties.

Could it be used to start the virus when you log on or boot the computer? After that, it seems to terminate itself. This may help as it corrects some basic registry entries. David Norris Userinit.exe started up for me after running my search utility.

This got me into a C: prompt, but couldn't figure out how to get regedit going (i was going to simply try reseting the registry value for the login) Is there Randolf Richardson I am experiencing that the userinit.exe has about 4 processes running in the task manager (OS XP). Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Well we could boot Linux. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion

All comments about userinit.exe: password stealer sandeep chandu made my computer restart right after loading. Not as clean as an Format & re-un-install but keeping your files might be paramount for you.Additionally, after the repair install, you could, if you like/want, off load all your important The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 11-24-2007, 11:38 AM #2 justpassingby TSF Team EmeritusModerator, Microsoft Support Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Belgium Posts: 6,641 OS: XP Home

Check it out! Please save it to a convenient location and post it back when you replyThen look for the following Java folders and if found delete them.C:\Program Files\JavaC:\Program Files\Common Files\JavaC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application When JavaRa is done, a notice will appear that a logfile has been produced.

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All those who rated this a 1 are right!! By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7. is there a way to make a pertition that would have a non corrupt userinit.exe file then log in using the new partition and recover files or recover the original userinit.exe Used combo fix to load the windows recovery control.Thanks againhere is my new hijack this reportLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:14:39 AM, on 2/26/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT

I can boot form the CD and log in as administrator. But I'm not on a network and I don't lock myself out of my PC, so that my be why I don't have any problem blocking it. I simply renamed my file, and the microsoft operating system replaced it with the correct version in a matter of minutes. Click OK.A logfile will pop up.

Then the system will tell you that you just deleted an important file and that you have to insert SP2 or SP3 cds to repair. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. I uppose it is a trojan which renamed the userinit. If it was modified after 2004 there is a high change the virus has got you.

Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2009 3:24 AM PST In reply to: Access Denied Links about.http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=XP+Changing+ACL+from+the+command+prompt.As I have no way to find which ACL tool you have, just links.Bob Flag Tonight I will try and copy it from the CD to the SYSTEM32 folder. If the text is not exactly "repair your current installation" then abort and report here. Sub Domain and A Records HDD disconnects/reconnec...

Never delete it. How to fix userinit.exe related problems? 1. Goto C:\WINDOWS\system32 and find it, Right Click and choose Properties. 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.

My trojan remover detected it as a virus but could not remove it. Niva Aldema Essential part of Windows boot process. Finally, enter the value (for ex. "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,") in the text box and click on 'OK'. Looking for some solutions I try all the methods describes in these posts by using others 3XP windows cd's (even by copying the "userinit file",...

You should leave this process running to ensure that you are logged on correctly. ***FOLLOW THE LINK*** (It's possible userinit could be a Trojan too.) Jonathan Mann Do not remove. i really need help with this! After reading some solutions about getting userinit.exe back, i found that i needed to get it off of the installation cd.