Odd behavior -- CMD prompt/Windows Update

By mooney12
Jun 8, 2012
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  1. Hi, last night the cmd popped up twice and shortly afterwards followed a windows update, same thing tonight.. is this normal behaviour for windows?
  2. ReviverSoft

    ReviverSoft TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Hi there,

    Yes, it's pretty normal on occasions where an update is executed via CMD.

    That said, you might want to do a full system scan using an anti-virus and anti-malware program, just to rule out the presence of malicious programs.
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    I want to be clear, you say - 'cmd popped up twice and shortly afterwards followed a windows update'
    Should you have said - 'cmd popped up twice shortly after a windows update' ??

    This is important - sometimes a windows update will complete by executing a cmd prompt. That is fine.

    But not the other way round - for a cmd box to pop up and do something, followed by what appears to be a windows update would in my opinion, be very suspicious behaviour possibly indicating the installation of malware.

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