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Cmd.exe file information
Description: cmd.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 388,608 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 401,408 bytes and 41 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 e.g. PE_VIRUX.A-4 or PE_VIRUX.E-1 (detected by TrendMicro), and W32.Virut.CF or Downloader (detected by Symantec).
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How to recognize suspicious variants? If cmd.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 23,040 bytes (72% of all occurrences) or 36,864 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 26% dangerous. The file size is 301,568 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 302,592 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, record inputs and hide itself.
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 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.
If cmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 25,604 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 36,868 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cmd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or 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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