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How to remove the command virus

Most antivirus programs identify command.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Spyware.ISearch, and TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_COMMAD.A.

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Command.exe file information

The process known as command.exe appears to belong to software Command Service by unknown.

Description: Command.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The command.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 293,888 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 307,712 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/command.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Command.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the command.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If command.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.

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User Comments

It can be removed manually: 1. open msconfig, services tab, uncheck the "Command Service" entry. 2. open regedit, go to HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\cmdService and grab the location of the file command.exe from the String Value ImagePath. 3. open explorer and go to the location and remove the .vbs file. 4. reboot computer, open explorer, go to the location again and remove the folder that contains command.exe (in my case amFub3M). 5. open regedit and go back to the registry entry cmdService and delete it. 6. Done
  Dubon  
If it cannot be ended with the Task Manager, run Services.msc and set the Command.exe service to Disabled and reboot.
  gc  
Be careful not to remove the command.exe that comes with windows. If you do your pc will take 30 seconds to load when you click on my computer, and its very difficult to reinstall. (Go visit microsoft for instructions on how if you deleted it by accident http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324767). That said, the command TROJAN is different, and is as bad as other people have said here.
  narutolost  
Popups from explorer (use firefox) slwoing down proscesses. cant seem to fine a way to dislodge it, trying to manually send me to their site to "download uninstallation software" yea right.
  Dayz  
It can be removed manually: 1. open msconfig, services tab, uncheck the "Command Service" entry. 2. open regedit, go to HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\cmdService and grab the location of the file command.exe from the String Value ImagePath. 3. open explorer and go to the location and remove the .vbs file. 4. reboot computer, open explorer, go to the location again and remove the folder that contains command.exe (in my case amFub3M). 5. open regedit and go back to the registry entry cmdService and delete it. 6. Done
  Arik  
it is used as a hack for AV software, it unlimits the trial version of the AV software, ie: it doesn't expire, suspected trojan gathering information as well
  Uncle George  
Same thing- started happening when I opened a bad setup file, now I get about 1-2 popups per minute, drastically slowed performance. Can't figure out how to remove it in XP
  greg  
shows as a service, and pretty much impossible to delete. It gives me a ton of pop-ups at random times.
   
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Summary: Average user rating of command.exe: based on 37 votes with 9 reviews. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. 28 users think command.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade command.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving command issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active command process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the command.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.



Other processes

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