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What is mpcmdrun.exe?

Part of Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility by Microsoft

What is it?

You can use this tool to automate and troubleshoot Microsoft Antimalware Service. So for instance if you wish to do a quick scan from the command line, you can use -Scan 1 parameter. Microsoft Security Essentials is efficient and compact. Scans and updates are scheduled to run when the PC is idle and the software works in a way that your PC is still snappy when you’re using it.
Description of mpcmdrun.exe from Microsoft
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
(mpcmdrun.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does mpcmdrun.exe run?

Process - mpcmdrun.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the NETWORK SERVICE account within Windows with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network.

How does mpcmdrun.exe start?

Scheduled task - mpcmdrun.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the mpcmdrun.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of mpcmdrun.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is mpcmdrun.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01045% CPU104461.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.19 MB RAM10.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows defender\mpcmdrun.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Malware Protection C...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility.

What else is related?

Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility Stability

mpcmdrun.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mpcmdrun.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 186.5 KB
Original file name: MpCmdRun.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0274662247%
Privileged CPU: 0.0170200592%
User CPU: 0.01044616548702%
Privileged CPU time: 18.72 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 460,248,980
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 41.31 MB
Paged memory: 2.19 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.24 MB
Paged system memory: 80.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.4 KB
Working set memory: 3.78 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.48 MB
Min working set memory: 2.77 MB
Private memory: 2.19 MB
Page faults: 1,154
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 635
Total read transfer: 1.67 MB
Total write operations: 10
Total write transfer: 1024 Bytes
Total other operations: 660
Total other transfer: 1.23 KB
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\windows defender\MpCmdRun.exe" Scan -ScheduleJob -WinTask -RestrictPrivilegesScan -Reinvoke
"C:\Program Files\windows defender\MpCmdRun.exe" SpyNetService -RestrictPrivileges -AccessKey CD7AF9FC-AF8F-0AAB-44B7-B8B5AB2EDBD2 -Reinvoke

Scheduled task details

Name: MpIdleTask
Command: \Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpIdleTask

Image hashes

MD5: 6bd4d7f68924301051c22e8a951aecba
SHA-1: 2ae2a6b863616b61ccb550fc1a145ae025896de1
SHA-256: 9afd12eede0db98a35aba52f53041efa4a2f2a03673672c7ac530830b7152392

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.99911
File packed: No
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