Best CMD commands used in Hacking – Guide for Newbies

Best CMD commands used in Hacking

Best CMD commands used in Hacking

Best CMD commands used in Hacking

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Like you all know command prompt is one of the most powerful tool in Window PC. You can do almost anything in your Window PC from this tool. Here we make a list of best Cmd Commands used in Hacking.

If you wanna be a hacker learn these commands carefully.


In case you don’t know some of them, then just type the command on CMD and hit enter. A little help will show up on your screen. Read it to understand what that particular command does.

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Let’s start easy…

1. ping

This command will allow you to know if the host you pinging is alive, which means if it is up at the time of executing the “ping” command.

ping x.x.x.x (x is the IP address). You can try pinging which belongs to Google


ping ( is the website you want to ping, but you don’t know the IP)

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2. nslookup

This command has many functionalities. One is for resolving DNS into IP. Lets say you know the website URL but you don’t know its IP but you want to find it out.

Eg. nslookup ( is the website for which you want to find out the IP)

Now, another really nice function of nslookup is to find out IP of specific Mail Severs

nslookup (enter)
set type=mx (enter)

This command will give you the mail server IP of You can use whatever server you want and if it is listed on DNS, then you get the IP. Simple, isn’t it? You can send a spoofed email to your friends using the IP address of the mail server. You can check the tutorial here for sending spoofed email.

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3. tracert

This command will give you the hops that a packet will travel to reach its final destination. This command is really helpful if you know the route a packet takes before it goes to the target box.

tracert x.x.x.x (x is the IP address)


tracert ( is the website you don’t know the IP)

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4. arp

This command will show you the arp table. You can find out if anyone has done arp poisoning in your LAN using this command.

arp -a

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5. route : This command will show you the routing table, gateway, interface and metric.

route print

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6. ipconfig

 This command will show you a lot of useful things like your IP, Gateway, DNS in use, etc. This command will give all that info but for all networks you might have it.

ipconfig /all

Also, in case you have a dynamic IP and want to change it, then type…

ipconfig /release (this will release your IP)

ipconfig /renew (this will renew your iP)

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7. netstat

This command will show you connection stats



netstat -a (this will show you all the listening ports and connection with DNS names)
netstat -n (this will show you all the open connection with IP addresses)
netstat -an (this will combined both of the above)

net view x.x.x.x or computername (will list the available sharing folders on the target box)

8. netuser

This command reset Windows User Password without Knowing Old Password.

net user Prohacker  *

Change Prohacker with your PC user name and press enter. Now type the new password.

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Here are some additional CMD commands which will help you.

net use \ipaddressipc$ “” /user:administrator

(this command will allow you to connect to the target as administrator)

Now if you want to connect to the target and browse the entire C drive, then use this command:

net use K: \computernameC$
(this will create a virtual drive on your “my computer” folder)

Please not that this command will only work if the target PC/laptop has not set a Adminastrator Password.

And least but not last, the “help” command.

whatevercommand /help


whatevercommand /?

This command is very useful in finding what a particular command does, especially if you are a newby.

Hope you liked the CMD commands listed above. If you have found any command other than those listed above, kindly note them in the comments for our other readers.

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