What is command.exe? Is command.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: command.exe

Product: Command Service

Company: command.exe

File: command.exe


On older machines running Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME, command.exe is the process that implements the DOS command line tool ("DOS box"). Killing this will cause all open command prompts to close, potentially causing data loss. Due to the generic name (just "command") it can also potentially represent other processes. Note that in newer versions of Windows, the command line program is called "cmd.exe".http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/command.exe.html 

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Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of command.exe: based on 37 votes. Read also the 31 reviews.

  • 323 users ask for this file. One user rated it as neutral. 8 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 28 users rated it as dangerous. 5 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about command.exe:
Just sort of appeared. Doesn't seem to do anything, but denies all access to it. May
warscheinlich trojaner
It Seems to block the acces to email accounts after the login, or at least thats whats happening to me BEM
Seems to be a virus that causes your computer to get alot of popups Syntax
Appeared when I opened an apparently illegit setup file. Not even STM or Ewido will shift it. I've disabled its functions (would open random windows, history, 'Shut Down' menu etc), but its presence is still ominous. Any help would be much appreciated Dave
deffenitely a rouge file hyPer
Pop ups and browser hijacking
Runs as service. possible trojan - Delete! Highlander
Captures info on sites visited and keystrokes, opens popup related to sites visited. Many variations. 2zaps
I've read it may be a Trojan. Specifically, the Buddy Trojan. Spartan
personally i believe that this is part of the Command Service that Adaware and Spybot are picking as a virus i believe this because this file was created the same day i was infected, only 100% fix is to wipe drive....if that's not an option go to the link  See also: Link dw
doesn't use much cpu.. is a system operation, but access is denied angel
Prompts constant popup advertisments. However, does not seem to do any harm to the system. Hatchet
it gives me popups and it's annoying the yeast
Starts screwing with programs programs tracking em, starts causing higher pings in games, and keeps throwing popups at u with every site u go on. Plus it starts building more and more, started out with 2 programs then after 3 days had 6.
pop-up virus Natalya
i am unable to end the process for command.exe using Windows Task Manager, however i am able to set/change the priority.. tornado_572
it causes popups dell
Most likely a trojan (named Buddy Trojan). Doesn't seem to do much anyway...  See also: Link P-entertainment
its spyware delete using the recovery con.s found on the xp cd. the file can be found in the dir of C:\windows\VE9NTVk\command.exe
Blocks downloads of windows updates, interferes with windows installer, so you cannot add antivirus or removal software Joe
The file can be found with anti virus but logs itself in your mem as your computer boots up, so it's hard for virus programs to remove it Robert
To remove command manually, please make sure you know what you are doing or get help from an administrator  See also: Link Kelly
shows as a service, and pretty much impossible to delete. It gives me a ton of pop-ups at random times.
Same thing- started happening when I opened a bad setup file, now I get about 1-2 popups per minute, drastically slowed performance. Can't figure out how to remove it in XP greg
it is used as a hack for AV software, it unlimits the trial version of the AV software, ie: it doesn't expire, suspected trojan gathering information as well Uncle George
It can be removed manually: 1. open msconfig, services tab, uncheck the "Command Service" entry. 2. open regedit, go to HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\cmdService and grab the location of the file command.exe from the String Value ImagePath. 3. open explorer and go to the location and remove the .vbs file. 4. reboot computer, open explorer, go to the location again and remove the folder that contains command.exe (in my case amFub3M). 5. open regedit and go back to the registry entry cmdService and delete it. 6. Done Arik
Popups from explorer (use firefox) slwoing down proscesses. cant seem to fine a way to dislodge it, trying to manually send me to their site to "download uninstallation software" yea right. Dayz
Be careful not to remove the command.exe that comes with windows. If you do your pc will take 30 seconds to load when you click on my computer, and its very difficult to reinstall. (Go visit microsoft for instructions on how if you deleted it by accident http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324767). That said, the command TROJAN is different, and is as bad as other people have said here. narutolost
If it cannot be ended with the Task Manager, run Services.msc and set the Command.exe service to Disabled and reboot. gc
It can be removed manually: 1. open msconfig, services tab, uncheck the "Command Service" entry. 2. open regedit, go to HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\cmdService and grab the location of the file command.exe from the String Value ImagePath. 3. open explorer and go to the location and remove the .vbs file. 4. reboot computer, open explorer, go to the location again and remove the folder that contains command.exe (in my case amFub3M). 5. open regedit and go back to the registry entry cmdService and delete it. 6. Done Dubon

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