What is axcmd.exe?

The genuine axcmd.exe file is a software component of Alcohol 120% by Alcohol Soft.
Axcmd.exe is an executable file that belongs to Alcohol 120%, a CD and DVD authoring tool. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Alcohol 120% is a Windows-based software for writing data onto to optical discs. The program can also be used to mount and emulate disc images in Alcohol's proprietary .mds/.mdf formats. Alcohol 120% is popularly used by software 'crackers' to bypass disc copy protection methods such as SafeDisc, SecuROM, and Data Position Measurement (DPM). Alcohol Soft is an Irish company that develops the Alcohol line of disc burning software. The company was founded in 2002 and is currently based in Belfast, Ireland.

AxCmd stands for Alcohol Executable Command Launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the axcmd.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Axcmd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with axcmd
Axcmd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Alcohol Launcher belongs to software Alcohol Soft Development Team or Alcohol (version 120%) by Alcohol Soft Development Team (

Description: Axcmd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Axcmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,608 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 217,544 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows system file. Axcmd.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Axcmd.exe is able to manipulate other programs. axcmd.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as axcmd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the axcmd.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of axcmd.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think axcmd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving axcmd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with axcmd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the axcmd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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