CMD.exe goes batty.

By Sivius
Aug 28, 2006
  1. Lately, CMD.exe has been driving my CPU usage up to 100% constantly. Need help on where to start to fix this.
  2. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Hmm, what's running in your command prompt?

    cmd.exe is the Windows XP/2K/NT command prompt (80x25 dos-style prompt for executing commands). You can see it by going to the start menu, run and typing: cmd

    If you're not running a command, then this could easily be the sign of a virus or spyware going amuck by launching an invisible command prompt doing it's bidding. I'd highly recommend getting AVG and Windows Defender from Microsoft and running full scan for viruses and spyware if you have cmd.exe's running with no open command prompts.
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Probably spyware.Go HERE follow the instructions,then post an HJT log in the Security and the Web forum.

    The real cmd.exe should be in the system32 folder,and should not be doing anything unless you run it manually.
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