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 totalcmd.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.
The process known as Total Commander (version 32 bit international version, file manager replacement for Windows, 32 bit) belongs to software Total Commander (version 6.54 PowerPack) by C. Ghisler & Co (www.ghisler.com) or Ghisler Software GmbH.
Description: Totalcmd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The totalcmd.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,091,768 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 851,664 bytes and 34 more variants.
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. Totalcmd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If totalcmd.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 3,801,736 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 3,707,808 bytes and 19 more variants. The program has a visible window. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Totalcmd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If totalcmd.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 21,231 bytes. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as totalcmd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.bhgu (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_SPNR.0BFE11 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the totalcmd.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with totalcmd. 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 totalcmd.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.