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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 7.04%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.47%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 17.37%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.88%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 17.84%
6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850) 37.09%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.29%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.82%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 7.51%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.47%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111) 4.23%



Windows Command Processor by Microsoft

Remove cmd.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   6960d29abe74341fab8300db3e6f883d
SHA1:   4bbbd51de263b20d9553560f57b6eff526fcb55e
SHA256:   8651e663d5effb9022046ab46452a102d1f31f5edb90ac87d8db023fe54b92f0
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is cmd.exe?

Command processor in windows is the command prompt(cmd).
To start Windows command processor use winkey + R this will open Run window.Just type in cmd and this will open command prompt of windows where you can run various commands.You can create,delete files and folders, list the directory contents and can perform many other functions in command prompt.


cmd.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 64 bit program.


File name:cmd.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Command Processor
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
Original name:Cmd.Exe.MUI
File version:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:336.5 KB (344,576 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


Startup files (all users) run once
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce'
  • 'FastFoxUninstall5' → cmd.exe /C rmdir /Q "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\NCH Software"
  • 'FastFoxUninstall4' → cmd.exe /C rmdir /Q "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\NCH Software\Program Files"
  • 'FastFoxUninstall3' → cmd.exe /C rmdir /S /Q "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\NCH Software\Program Files\FastFox"
  • 'FastFoxUninstall2' → cmd.exe /C rmdir /Q "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox"
  • 'FastFoxUninstall' → cmd.exe /C rmdir /S /Q "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox"
  • 'DelTr4467046' → cmd.exe /c rd /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\mysearchdial"
  • 'Del1639781' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del125888062' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del95943703' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del32322796' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del160256437' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del43786750' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del43774332' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del1203196625' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del94878045' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del326931' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del136013075' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'removeiMeshdatamngr' → cmd.exe /c RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar"
  • 'Del52821423' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'removeiLividdatamngr' → cmd.exe /c RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar"
  • 'Del153953127' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'removeSearchqutoolbar' → cmd.exe /c RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\Searchqu Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar"
Startup files (user) run once
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce'
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Adilson\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4029.0217\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4029.0217\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\StoneyBC\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4035.0328\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4035.0328\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\StoneyBC\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4023.1211\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.4023.1211\amd64"
  • 'DelTr4467046' → cmd.exe /c rd /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\mysearchdial"
  • 'Del1639781' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Brandon\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6013.0910\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6013.0910\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Brandon\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6010.0727\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6010.0727\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Татьяна\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6013.0910\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6013.0910\amd64"
  • 'Del32322796' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\centrogum\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6013.0910\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6013.0910\amd64"
  • 'Del43786750' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Del43774332' → cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Janine\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2010.0530_1\amd64' → C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2010.0530_1\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\prettymomma\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6012.0828\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\16.4.6012.0828\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2011.0627' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2011.0627"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2011.0627\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2011.0627\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2010.0530' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2010.0530"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2010.0530\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2010.0530\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2006.0314_5' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2006.0314_5"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2006.0314_5\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2006.0314_5\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Angela Doran\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2003.1112_5\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2003.1112_5\amd64"
  • 'Uninstall C:\Users\Eric Feller\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2015.0811\amd64' → C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2015.0811\amd64"
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'CMD' → cmd.exe /k if %datC:~6,4%%datC:~3,2%%datC:~0,2% LEQ 20130909 (exit) else (start httC:// && exit)
  • 'Adobe Flash Player SU' → C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k start httC:// && exit
  • 'AMD AVT' → Cmd.exe /c start "AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding device initialization" /min "C:\Program Files\AMD AVT\bin\kdbsync.exe" aml
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Bomgar_Cleanup_ZD12543155818005' → cmd.exe /C rd /S /Q "C:\ProgramData\bomgar-au" & reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v Bomgar_Cleanup_ZD12543155818005 /f
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'BoostApp' runs in the path '\BoostApp'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00000270%
Kernel CPU:0.00000135%
User CPU:0.00000135%
Kernel CPU time:8 ms/min
CPU cycles:657/sec
Private memory:2.01 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):2.59 MB
Private (minimum):144 KB
Non-paged memory:2.01 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:39.04 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):39.04 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:172 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):2.63 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,006/min
I/O read transfer:303 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
I/O write transfer:282 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
I/O other transfer:3 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:4
GUI GDI peak:4
GUI USER count:1
GUI USER peak:1

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command line:"C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe"
Parent process:Explorer.EXE (Windows Explorer by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.00%
Windows 8 Pro 9.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.00%
Windows 8 5.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.50%
Windows 8.1 4.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.50%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
21 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 49.75% of Windows Command Processor.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 26.84%
Dell 18.95%
Toshiba 13.68%
ASUS 11.58%
Acer 7.89%
Lenovo 7.37%
Samsung 3.68%
Sony 3.16%
Gateway 1.05%
Intel 1.05%
Compaq 1.05%
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