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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 program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. cmd.exe is executed by the process mcserver.exe (ZTE data card monitor program by ZTE CORPORATION).

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, 23.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Command Processor?
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.
     cmd.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is cmd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     1.56 MB RAM7.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
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?

Windows Command Processor Stability

cmd.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
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)

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File details

File name: cmd.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Command Processor
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 311.5 KB
Original file name: Cmd.Exe.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000342590%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000342590%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 39004.15 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
CPU cycle count: 33,446,991
CPU cycle count /min: 11,289,046
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 15.3 MB
Peak committed memory: 18.52 MB
Paged memory: 1.56 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.57 MB
Paged system memory: 32 KB
Non-paged system memory: 948 Bytes
Working set memory: 1.42 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.88 MB
Min working set memory: 1.42 MB
Private memory: 1.56 MB
Page faults: 524
Page faults /min: 151
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 67 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 81
Other operations /min: 16
Total other transfer: 1.4 KB
Other Transfer /min: 371 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 22
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /C "bin\dcrotatelogs -l C:/ManageEngine/DesktopCentral_Server/logs/apache_errorlog_%Y-%m-%d-%H_%M_%S.txt 5M"
CMD /C ""C:/ManageEngine/DesktopCentral_Server/pgsql/bin/postgres.exe" -D "C:/ManageEngine/DesktopCentral_Server/pgsql/data" -p8028 < "nul" 2>&1"
cmd /c dbus-daemon.bat

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: 74f26fc01b180d4a99a168ed69c30a53
SHA-1: 46372c2278b2e369a7ce3e0879a23d009ccb6340
SHA-256: d2fd623d70340f650bfac8c31102e1b9168fe1750c141a23accc1a21f9f93a94

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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