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Windows 7: "cmd" appears in Explorer right-click menus

01 Mar 2011   #1
borate

Windows 7
 
 
"cmd" appears in Explorer right-click menus

Once, some time ago, the item "cmd" appeared as the second entry (under EXPAND) in most right-click Explorer menus. When clicked it brought up the "install an application" error.

It was necessary to restore the partition image to get rid of this entry.

With the install of SP1, it's back. How can it be banished without reverting to an old image?


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02 Mar 2011   #2
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi borate,

Check out these two registry entries, particularly the first one.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell\cmd

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\Background\shell\cmd

Back up then delete if not required.
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02 Mar 2011   #3
borate

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
Hi borate,

Check out these two registry entries, particularly the first one.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell\cmd

Back up then delete if not required.
That did it, thanks. Question remains WHY it appears??
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02 Mar 2011   #4
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I'm hazarding a guess that it's a default registry entry in Windows 7. I remove mine and replace it with elevated command and because it's missing SP1 has replaced it. I don't recall seeing it after doing a repair install though.
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03 Mar 2011   #5
borate

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
I'm hazarding a guess that it's a default registry entry in Windows 7. I remove mine and replace it with elevated command and because it's missing SP1 has replaced it. I don't recall seeing it after doing a repair install though.
I wouldn't have minded it being there - if clicking brought up CMD.EXE.
But not so. Instead, it asked for a program to be installed.
Confoosin'
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24 May 2012   #6
mstz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hi. there i had the same problem and did as you told here,
but i have a new problem. now instaed of cmd, search has appeared. what should i do?
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24 May 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

First--Windows Defender Offline is not Windows Defender.
I say that because once again MS has made a very poor naming choice.

With that said, click on the WDO link in my signature.
There you will find not only the download link but also instructions.
We also have a tutorial on WDO.

This is the procedure that I use:
HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
.
The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
reinsert the usb stick
run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


RESULTS OF THE SCAN
The results will be in 4 log files in:
\Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support
msssWrapper.log, (reveals start and stop time of WDO)
MPDetection-dddddddd-nnnnnn.log, (version of detection engine and AV database)
MPLog-dddddddd-nnnnnn.log (scan summary), and
MpCacheStats.log
.

Upload the four log files please.

HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
.
The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
reinsert the usb stick
run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


RESULTS OF THE SCAN
The results will be in 4 log files in:
\Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support

Upload the four log files please.
===========================================
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