MpCmdRun file "SpyNetService -RestrictPrivileges -AccessKey..........

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    win 8.1

    MpCmdRun file "SpyNetService -RestrictPrivileges -AccessKey..........

    [am using windows 8.1]
    my laptop used to be continuously unable to update Defender after using the system restore [used restore to an earlier time to be able to update defender,as this proiblem occurs regardless] and then updating Defender,if i try again on another day i would get a message that defender wasnt allowed to update the virus signatures, have forgotten the "reason" in the msg.
    Now, i am having a look at the "MpCmdRun" file that is in the windows/temp folder,as the laptop developed a problem at the same time as the windows defender problem above,where i am not able to delete certain files and folders in the windows/temp folder,such as the MpCmdRun files and the Crashpad folder with its files it contains,unless i take ownership of it [have to do this every time i want to delete these files].
    I suspected malware.

    And NOW there are entries in the MpCmdRun file:
    "MpCmdRun: Command Line: "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" SpyNetService -RestrictPrivileges -AccessKey..............."


    HAVE MULTIPLE ENTRIES like the above as well as the below :
    MpCmdRun: Command Line: "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" SignatureUpdate -ScheduleJob -RestrictPrivileges"

    BUT now i am able to update defender,which i havent been able to do for a long time,unless i reformat the laptop or i use system restore ..........?!

    Could anyone shed some light or have more info on this??

    THANKS in advance

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    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.

    @windozeUser -

    Welcome to Windows Ten Forums!

    You really should be on Windows 10. It's time.

    Adding to the good post by @Jacee above -

    mpcmdrun.exe - What is mpcmdrun.exe?


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    21H1 64 Bit Home


    Block spynet.

    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Spynet" /v SpyNetReporting /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Spynet" /v SubmitSamplesConsent /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Spynet" /v DontReportInfectionInformation /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    Also see:

    So it's just defender reporting some user data to Microsoft.

    See also:

    Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

    A little more info on enabling/ disabling spynet:

    Set Windows Defender Antivirus blocking to high on Windows 10 - gHacks Tech News

    Note: Personally I don't use Defender.
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