What Is cmd.exe? Is It A Virus Or Malware On Your PC?

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: cmd.exe

File type:

Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:

This cmd.exe program is a program which would have been on your windows system and would not have been installed by you at any time. The folder location is listed below for you so that you can verify if the software program is located in the proper folder. This cmd.exe program is a Windows program which will show if you have the black dots command prompt open. This is also known as the DOS command prompt or shell. If you close the command prompt, this will no longer show in your task list. This task is not considered to be spyware, malware or virus related, and it is considered a safe file. Visit cmd.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the cmd.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?

This is located in your Windows\system32\cmd.exe

Is cmd.exe spyware?

    No, this Windows task is not spyware.

Is this software task considered adware or malware?

    No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

Is cmd.exe considered a virus or trojan?

    No, this Windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

Would you recommend that I remove cmd.exe?

    No, I would not remove this file.

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