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CMD.exe not working

By Ardee
Nov 23, 2007
  1. I keep typing in CMD in Run, but it says it is being used by another program....Please help!!!!!
     
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

  3. Ardee

    Ardee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just used ProcXP, nothing seems to be using it, but I found different cmd.exe in my computer, that works. Thanks anyways!
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There should be only one cmd.exe on your computer: the one in the system32 folder in the Windows directory. Anything else is malware. Also, that very same message about being in use is a sure indication of malware.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  6. Ardee

    Ardee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It was in my i386 folder, I don't know what that is, but if it works, don't fix it, and thanks for the welcome, Howard!
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Assuming that the i386 is the Windows installation dir copied from a CD, that's OK too.

    "I don't know what that is, but if it works, don't fix it" is a very irresponsible approach when it comes to malware. Even if you don't give a damn about being spied on, your computer could be used for illegal activities like cyber attacks, sending spam or hosting illegal content.
     
  8. Ardee

    Ardee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, but I full scanned this thing on friday, and then I tried Run>CMD and it still won't work.
     
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