What is rcmdsvc.exe?

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 rcmdsvc.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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Rcmdsvc.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Remote Command Service belongs to software Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) by Microsoft (

Description: Rcmdsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Rcmdsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 41,472 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 25,600 bytes or 20,240 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The rcmdsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The rcmdsvc.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with rcmdsvc.exe, you can also uninstall the software Remote Command Server using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify rcmdsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as rcmdsvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rcmdsvc.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.


User Comments

Remote command service. Used to access remote systems via a DOS Prompt
  Jef Jagers  

Summary: Average user rating of rcmdsvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks rcmdsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving rcmdsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rcmdsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the rcmdsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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