Is cmd.exe safe or is this malware?

Purpose of cmd.exe:

cmd.exe file purpose and description:

This cmd.exe program is a program which would have been on your windows system and would not have been installed by you at any time. The folder location is listed below for you so that you can verify if the software program is located in the proper folder. This cmd.exe program is a is a Windows program which will show if you have the black dos command prompt open. This also known as the DOS command prompt or shell. If you close the command prompt, this will no longer show in your task list. This task is not considered to be spyware, malware or virus related, and it is considered a safe file. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)

File type:
This is an executable program.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This is located in your Windows\system32\cmd.exe

General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, cmd.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of cmd.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!