What is mpcmdrun.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is mpcmdrun.exe?

mpcmdrun.exe is an important part of Microsoft’s Windows Security system that helps protect your PC from online threats and malware. You can also use this utility if you’d like to automate Microsoft Security Antivirus. The .exe must be run from the Windows command prompt. Microsoft lists all the available commands at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-antivirus/command-line-arguments-microsoft-defender-antivirus.

mpcmdrun.exe Microsoft Windows Publisher mpcmdrun.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft Windows Publisher

mpcmdrun.exe stands for malware protection command line utility.

What does mpcmdrun.exe do?

It’s part of Windows Security and it protects your PC from threats.

Is mpcmdrun.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if mpcmdrun.exe is safe or malware.

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Why does mpcmdrun.exe access the network?

While investigating mpcmdrun.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to blob.bl6prdstr13a.store.core.windows.net which is obviously a part of Windows.net, a server controlled by Microsoft. This important part of Windows helps protect your PC from threats and should not be blocked by GlassWire’s firewall. In fact, we at GlassWire white list this important part of Windows so Windows Security can continue to get updated and protect your PC.

App All apps 400 KB/s mpcmdrun.exe blob.bl6prdstr13a.store.core.windows.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire mpcmdrun.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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