What is CMD.exe?
CMD.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if CMD.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
CMD.exe file information
The process known as Windows Command Processor or Stub belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Internet Explorer (version 7) or Outerinfo or wyflEMBhddchRY by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The original CMD.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. CMD.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 388,608 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 401,408 bytes and 46 more variants.
It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Viruses with the same file name
Is CMD.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true CMD.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Windows Command Processor".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as Virus.Win32.Virut.ce (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Generic.2911752 (detected by BitDefender).
To ensure that no rogue CMD.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants? If CMD.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 23,040 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 36,864 bytes or 696,000 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet.
If CMD.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 13% dangerous. The file size is 302,592 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 301,568 bytes, 648,192 bytes, 187,519 bytes or 318,976 bytes. The program has no visible window. CMD.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. CMD.exe is able to monitor applications.
If CMD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 388,608 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 401,920 bytes or 399,360 bytes.
If CMD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 25,604 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 17,408 bytes or 36,868 bytes.
If CMD.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 86,016 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 16,896 bytes.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as CMD.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CMD.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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