See The Best & Most Used Command Prompt (CMD) Commands Used in Hacking

We all know that Command Prompt is one of the most powerful tools in Windows which is also known as CMD. It is the command-line interpreter on Windows Operating System (OS). With the help of CMD, you can do almost anything with your PC/laptop. However, hackers or some professional users know how to make full use of Command Prompt.

In this post, i will be showing you the list of best Command Prompt (CMD) commands which are used by hackers.


This command uses your internet connection in order to send some packets of data to a specific web address then these packets are sent back to your PC. The test simply shows the amount of time it took to reach the specific address. In simple words, it helps you to know if the host you pinging is alive.

You can use Ping command whenever you need to verify that the host computer can connect to the TCP/IP network and its resources.

For example, you can type in Command prompt ping which belongs to Google.

You can replace “” to “” or something else which you want to ping.


It is a network administration command-line tool which helps you to obtain domain name or IP address mapping for any specific DNS record. Suppose you have a website URL but want to know its IP Address, you can simply type in CMD

nslookup (Replace with your website URL of which you want to find the IP address)


You can say Trace Route like its name it allows users to trace the route than an IP packed has taken to reach a destination. The command calculates and displays the amount of time each hop took to reach a destination. You just need to type

tracert x.x.x.x (if you know the IP Address) or else you can type tracert (If you don’t know the IP address)


This command helps you to modify ARP cache. You can run arp-a command on each computer to see whether the computers have the correct MAC address listed for each other to ping each other successfully on the same subnet.

This command also helps users to find out if anyone has done arp poisoning in their LAN.

You can try typing arp-a in command prompt.


This is the command which shows every useful thing. It will show you IPv6 address, temporary IPv6 address, IPv4 address, Subnet Mask, Default gateway and all other things that you want to know.

You can type in command prompt “ipconfig” or “ipconfig/all”


If you want to find out who is establishing a connection with your computer then you might try typing in command prompt “netstat -a” it will display all the connection and you will get to know about the active connections and listening ports.

Type in command prompt “netstat -a”


It is a command which is used to view and manipulate the IP routing table in Microsoft Windows operating system. This command will show you routing table, metric and interface.

You can type in command prompt “route print.”

Net View

This command displays the whole list of resources, computers or domains that are shared by the specified computer.

You can type in command prompt “net view x.x.x.x or computername”

Net User

Well, this command is used to modify changes to use accounts on a computer. You can add, remove users with the help of this command

You can use these commands while using net user

net user [<UserName> {<Password> | *} [<Options>]] [/domain] net user [<UserName> {<Password> | *} /add [<Options>] [/domain]] net user [<UserName> [/delete] [/domain]]

Net Use

This command is been used to connect, remove and configure connections to shared resources like, network printers and other mapped drives. The use of this command is little bit complicated. So, i recommend you to visit the Microsoft site to get full details on how to use this command.
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