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What is cmd.exe?

Part of Windows Command Processor by Microsoft

What is it?

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 is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does cmd.exe run?

Process - cmd.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. cmd.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does cmd.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run once - cmd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'removeiMeshtoolbar' and the execution command 'cmd.exe /c RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when the user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.
Startup files (user) run once - cmd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Del4058325' and the execution command 'cmd.exe /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a any PC user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when a user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.
Startup files (all users) run - cmd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AMD AVT' and the execution command 'Cmd.exe /c start "AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding device initialization" /min "C:\Program Files\AMD AVT\bin\kdbsync.exe" aml' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Startup files (user) run - cmd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Bomgar_Cleanup_ZD12543155818005' and the execution command 'cmd.exe /C rd /S /Q "C:\ProgramData\bomgar-au" & reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v Bomgar_Cleanup_ZD12543155818005 /f' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - cmd.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'BoostApp'. 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the cmd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of cmd.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Command Processor?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: cmd.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Command Processor
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 294.5 KB
Original file name: Cmd.Exe.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0176916459%
Privileged CPU: 0.0157040779%
User CPU: 0.00198756798592%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe"
cmd.exe /c ""C:\Any Video Converter\gnu\avc\mplayer.exe" -af volnorm -vf scale=480:-2,expand=:272:::,crop=480:272,harddup -ao pcC:file="\\.\pipe\wmvmplayerpcmdump" -format s16le -vo yuv4mpeC:file="\\.\pipe\wmvmplayeryuvdump" -nolirc -noframedrop "C:\STUDYM~1\Videos\SCIENC~1\INTROD~1.MP4""

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: Del1203196625
Command: cmd.exe /Q /D /c del "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\0.del"

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: Uninstall C:\Users\Darlene\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2003.1112
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /q /c rmdir /s /q "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\17.0.2003.1112"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Adobe Flash Player SU
Command: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k start httC://3zz.info/ && exit

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Bomgar_Cleanup_ZD12543155818005
Command: cmd.exe /C rd /S /Q "C:\ProgramData\bomgar-au" & reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Run /v Bomgar_Cleanup_ZD12543155818005 /f

Scheduled task details

Name: BoostApp
Command: \BoostApp

Image hashes

MD5: 8ae6dd9a6d246004da047f704f0cc487
SHA-1: b1b941420333fd6f4220e98fa18c0471cac8a38b
SHA-256: 8deab32f7297bcbc22caa7baeb2ddb6bf36e73d9a7f68b6737c1e4c75e213cb9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
user32.dll
winbrand.dll
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