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What’s IisExpressAdminCmd.exe (IISExpressAdminCmd)? Is it safe or a virus?

IIS Express Admin Command is a command-line tool provided by Microsoft Corporation for managing IIS Express, a lightweight and self-contained version of Internet Information Services.

The IIS Express Admin Command allows users to start, stop, and configure IIS Express instances from the command line, enabling quick and easy management of web server functionality during development and testing. This tool is especially useful for developers who need to manage multiple web applications or want to automate tasks related to IIS Express without needing to use the graphical user interface.

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Who makes IisExpressAdminCmd.exe (IISExpressAdminCmd)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of IisExpressAdminCmd.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is IisExpressAdminCmd.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the IisExpressAdminCmd.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find IisExpressAdminCmd.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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