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cmd.exe detected as a suspicious activity log.


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Without seeing the scan logs, my guess would be that the detections are likely being triggered by Exploit Protection, but there's no way to know for certain without the logs from Malwarebytes.  If you post them we can check and see what's going on, and if it is a false positive, guide you to the correct area to post for the appropriate Research team to investigate and get the issue corrected.


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Hello @RamuduV

Above the process graph you'll see it says "This activity triggered x rules accross x items. Show Details". Click on that, and then you can click on the colored text below. 

It gives a little more insight as to why these were detected. Severity is low and in your instance, it looks like the cmd.exe detection is because you run a script to kill tasks. With powershell, a command to clear cache is being run. They appear suspicious to us but you can disregard these detections.

Please let us know if you have more questions.

Thank you, 

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