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What is mpcmdrun.exe?

Part of Microsoft Malware Protection 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
There are a host of nasty intruders on the Internet including viruses, trojans, worms and spyware. Microsoft Security Essentials offers award-winning protection against these intruders without getting in your way. 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. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly in the background. You’ll only be alerted when there are specific actions to take.
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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. mpcmdrun.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).

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\Microsoft Antimalware\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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the mpcmdrun.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mpcmdrun.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mpcmdrun.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02461% CPU246091.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.05 MB RAM9.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft security client\antimalware\mpcmdrun.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Malware Protection?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What programs install mpcmdrun.exe?

Microsoft Antimalware by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Antimalware is an antivirus software (AV) product that fights malware (malicious software), including computer viruses, spyware, Trojan horses and rootkits. The software runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Wi
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware
Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software product that provides protection against different types of malware such as computer viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses. It runs on Windows XP, Windows Vis
Program URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195291&mkt=en-us
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Size: 21.86 MB
Microsoft Security Client by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Security Client for Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software product that provides protection against different types of malware such as computer viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses. Buil
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection by Microsoft Corporation
Program URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=225780&mkt=es-es
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=225780&mkt=en-us
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Size: 21.98 MB
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Forefront is a family of line-of-business security software that are designed to help protect computer networks, network servers (such as Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server) and individu
Program URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195301&mkt=en-us
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Size: 28.04 MB
Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease by Microsoft Corporation - The Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease program allows users to run the latest & greatest versions of Security Essentials before they are publicy available.
Program URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=228940&mkt=en-us
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Size: 25.56 MB
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection by Microsoft Corporation
Program URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=206391&mkt=en-us
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Size: 22.1 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mpcmdrun.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Malware Protection
Description: Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility
Version: 4.2.0223.0
Size: 277.64 KB
Original file name: MpCmdRun.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 10/26/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0365457986%
Privileged CPU: 0.0119366788%
User CPU: 0.02460911974803%
Privileged CPU time: 45.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,048,216,640
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 19.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 20.49 MB
Paged memory: 2.05 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.08 MB
Paged system memory: 30.06 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.79 KB
Working set memory: 2.13 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.14 MB
Min working set memory: 2.13 MB
Private memory: 2.05 MB
Page faults: 883
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 73
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 320.43 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.83 KB
Total write operations: 17
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.46 KB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 512
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 82.42 KB
Other Transfer /min: 519 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Resources
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages
mpclient.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe" Scan -ScheduleJob -RestrictPrivileges -Reinvoke
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe" SignatureUpdate -ScheduleJob -RestrictPrivileges -Reinvoke
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe" SignaturesUpdateService -ScheduleJob -UnmanagedUpdate
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe" Scan -ScheduleJob -RestrictPrivileges -Reinvoke
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe" SignaturesUpdateService -ScheduleJob -UnmanagedUpdate

Scheduled task details

Name: MP Scheduled Scan
Command: \Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MP Scheduled Scan

Image hashes

MD5: cb6b671ed6d97f2e9f2274eadb7517b2
SHA-1: 246809316480e5037553eae3c7bcff510615bf55
SHA-256: f5c61bc92ab36fd89452d9597fed79799868c1542f8d4a89bf73174e901b21b4

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
mpclient.dll
msvcrt.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
secur32.dll
userenv.dll
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