6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 31.06%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 33.21%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.09%
6.1.7600.16384 (win7_rtm.090710-1945) 0.09%
4.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 8.17%
4.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.09%
4.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 1.62%
4.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.09%
4.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 6.55%
4.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 18.94%
4.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.09%



Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove MpCmdRun.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


There are 11 versions of mpcmdrun.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255). mpcmdrun.exe is run as a standard windows process with NETWORK SERVICE privileges. A job within the Windows Task Scheduler is added to execute this process of a specific schedule during installation of the program. The average file size is about 241.5 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Microsoft Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Skype™ 6.1 from Skype Technologies S.A.. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 2.66 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 4.97 MB and write I/O transfers are about 0 Bytes per minute.

What is mpcmdrun.exe?

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.

About mpcmdrun.exe (from Microsoft Corporation)

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


File name:mpcmdrun.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows defender\mpcmdrun.exe
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date:Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility.)
Skype Technologies S.A.
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Skype is a proprietary Voice over IP service and software application. The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging ov...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mpcmdrun.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'MP Scheduled Scan' runs weekly in the path '\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan'
  • The task 'Windows Defender Verification' runs in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Verification'
  • The job 'Windows Defender Scheduled Scan' runs in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Scheduled Scan'
  • The task 'Windows Defender Cleanup' runs in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Cleanup'
  • The job 'Windows Defender Cache Maintenance' runs in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Cache Maintenance'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpIdleTask'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Verification'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Scheduled Scan'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Cleanup'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Cache Maintenance'

VersionsAll file variations of mpcmdrun.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
050b12a317dd0d9a2a595ed8f06f0ee5 f0c732715dec1de01ac12c6ba204df7b8c1e4640 153.5 KB
6bd4d7f68924301051c22e8a951aecba 2ae2a6b863616b61ccb550fc1a145ae025896de1 186.5 KB
42d5259d052156a0766bc7ee3b3aae50 92c948ecda646a9dbba67446ee2ad96fd6802466 173 KB
b2102c30360506fcfe2920f6e9427eaa da9d4d0be452cb43ea48aaa411addb4f890151dc 153.5 KB
2f2ed069151df772e1f61d3266cd7c7d cbb6623059cc31c6160b59a7a9955630721b4192 316.95 KB
5c5332c472830cffb4dbb01e9db5850f 7b92cb080d1cd5730b3a11b93985693893190447 273.24 KB
c8f1f07571019776439d7ad61b8a5a56 aa5759097821885029defad28f8b03a408c365cb 316.95 KB
2002c24e1182c6932252645e7ad30581 f12d257d785fc582568f2fdd4c00f05b39a2095a 273.24 KB
83fe9531980506c3f2a1423798eac2aa a110726c4bd446e5e0463b51c5c750309cb32805 233.91 KB
b460531b5f5ed9e8abca3ba342ae9563 57733aff6034673853415b9a5b9fb7fb60126a4c 285.83 KB
b652132f3811b5ab5e13d50e051ad7d9 3513da3496f3c9df748e40e0c3060ffbf939037f 289.83 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8 Pro 46.10%
Windows 8.1 14.61%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 10.33%
Windows 8 8.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.55%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 3.53%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.01%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.01%
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview 1.01%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.01%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 1.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.25%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 38.64% of Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 25.66%
Hewlett-Packard 15.04%
Dell 12.39%
Acer 11.06%
Toshiba 10.62%
Lenovo 7.96%
Sony 4.42%
Intel 3.54%
Samsung 2.21%
Packard Bell 1.77%
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