What is totalcmd.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 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.

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Totalcmd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with totalcmd
Totalcmd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 ( 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.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with totalcmd.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramTotal Commander or Total Commander 7.01 Total or consult's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify totalcmd.exe related errors

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.


User Comments

its a file manager
Total Commander
  JQ   (further information)
Je to file-manager, dost dobrý pomocník. Nespouští se automaticky.
  Pavel Karpíšek  
belongs to Total Commander File Manager, no danger
file manager
it is a fiel manager, but can give users unathorised access to c: if strict permissions are'nt on
very good file manager
1 Best of the Best - file manager for Win XP/2003 (build FTP, sort etc.packers), just like Norton COmmander was for DOS (Maestro - don't try soft for PRO users)
Very very useful excelent File Manager
Total Commanter (ex-Windows Commander) - an excellent replacement for Micro$coff explorer. Not dangerous (unless you delete system files with it... :) )
  m0rph3us   (further information)
Total Commander from
Total Commander (totalcmd) is an excellent file-manager for windows, no danger whatsoever, any odd work is an attack by malware like any other program!
  Gumstic   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of totalcmd.exe: based on 24 votes with 12 user comments. 17 users think totalcmd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think totalcmd.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving totalcmd issues

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.

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