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Userinit Logon Application is trying to create a new process.

The current security setting for Userinit Logon Application does not permit this action, or ZoneAlarm is asking you whether to allow this behavior. Your computer is safe.

What should I do?

Userinit Logon Application has attempted to create a new process on the system. This action is currently not permitted. If you trust this program and believe it requires a process to be created then give it permission. If it does not need a process to be created, or you know that a process should not be created, then deny it.


Userinit Logon Application is potentially malicious. This is particularly true if the new process will load malicious programs or utilize an excessive amount of CPU time, memory, and other resources.

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Technical Info

Inside the OSFirewall alert

Alert property Alert property value Technical explanation
Program Name Userinit Logon Application A program running on your computer, which attempted an action that was detected by the OSFirewall.
Filename userinit.exe The filename of the program that ZoneAlarm found on your computer.
Program Version 5.1.2600.5512 The version of Userinit Logon Application running on your computer.
Program Size 25088 The size of the program executable file in bytes.
Program MD5 613d7c29c9e3e2375971da7e42e4e330 The MD5 hash, or number, that uniquely identifies the executable.
Smart Checksum da965702f9c1d22507eb2ddfd092dbc2 The SKIMP hash, or number, that uniquely identifies the executable.
Date Modified Apr-15-2008 12:31:08 AM The date when userinit.exe was most recently modified.
Event Type Process The event involved starting or terminating a thread or process.
Sub Event Type SpawnProcess Userinit Logon Application attempted to spawn a new process.
Process Name C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe The name (including path) of the process being spawned.


ZoneAlarm protects your system from the malicious creation of new processes.

A process is a program that is being executed. Each process can request any amount of resources from Windows as long as they are available.

Malicious programs may create new processes on your computer to load malicious programs and utilize an excessive amount of CPU time, memory, and other resources.

Due to the potential threat, only programs which have been given explicit permission to create new processes on your system will be allowed to do so.

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