"MpCmdRun.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "MpCmdRun.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "MpCmdRun.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "MpCmdRun.exe" process?

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A

"MpCmdRun.exe" process represents "Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility" program.

"MpCmdRun.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   MpCmdRun

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "MpCmdRun.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
MpCmdRun.exe              4,828 K   Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility

Additional information about "MpCmdRun.exe" process:

Command line:
   "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\\MpCmdRun.exe" Scan -ScheduleJob -RestrictPrivileges -Reinvoke

Programe file information:
   Name: MpCmdRun.exe
   Location: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe
   Description: Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility
   Version: 4.10.0209.0
   Size: 410784 bytes
   Last modified: 11/14/2016 9:14:42 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\SERVIC~2\NETWOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\MpCmdRun.log
C:\Windows\SERVIC~2\NETWOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\MpCmdRun-80-0F05C8FF-0B18-43E3-BDFB-9A0C84B0E5DA.lock

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCU\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\OLEAUT32.dll
C:\windows\system32\ole32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll

"MpCmdRun.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "MpCmdRun.exe" process. You can run it whenever you need it.

 

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