wininit.exe in Windows 7 system32 folder

March 3, 2010 at 02:41:12
Specs: Windows 7 x86, Dual Core / 2.5 GB
I apologize if this is posted in the wrong section. It's my first time here and i'm still new to this site.

Anyways, i just recently decided to use a firewall after using windows default firewall for years. I installed Comodo Firewall. Everything is turning out fine but the past 2 days, i've been getting a message that wininit.exe is trying to connect to me ( Figure 1 ). I'm not sure if it's legit or bad. Please assist. File is located in C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe ( Figure 2 ).

They're all IPs from Asia such as Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Figure 1 : http://i49.tinypic.com/30uz5uu.jpg
Figure 2 : http://i46.tinypic.com/dgm3yc.jpg


Appreciate your time.

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March 5, 2010 at 00:46:07
Check Properties of the file wininit.exe in System32 directory. This may give you some clues if it is infected or not. Also run an on-line virus scanner from a reputable AV company.

By the way, the firewall in Win 7 is pretty good for most practical purposes. You should use it.

If you are behind a router at the same time, that is even better.

You can also run SFC /SCANNOW from a command prompt with Admin privileges. This checks integrity of system files.

Hope the above helps.

Regards

SuatCINI


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