Thanks for that.
Do you have wininit anything on your system ?
"None of my friends have this process"
Apparently the legitimate Microsoft wininit.exe is not on every Windows XP and up installation.
It's not on my OEM MCE 2005 installation (it's based on XP Pro SP2 32 bit) or on another computer I have that has OEM XP Home on it, both of which have SP3 updates installed in them, although there is wininit.ini on both of them in C:\Windows, but it IS on my OEM Vista SP2 installation, which originally had no SP updates, which does not have wininit.ini on it.
OEM in this case = Windows was installed from an official Microsoft OEM disk, or a set of disks (all MCE 200x versions are OEM and Microsoft only supplies them on two CDs).
Actually I have three wininit.exe files in Vista SP2.
One in C:\Windows\System32
Properties - 96,768 bytes
One in C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_..........................595ce
Properties - 95,744 bytes
Came with the SP1 updates ? Date is when I installed them ?
One in C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_..........................50a6a2
Properties - 96.768 bytes
Same date as the first one.
Came with the SP2 updates ?
Date is when I installed them ?
Replaced the one that was in C:\Windows\System32, it appears.