Top CMD commands Used in Hacking (2024 Updated)

In this article, I am going to make a list of some important Windows CMD commands used in Hacking.

Top CMD commands Used In Hacking

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.
For Example, You can try ping which belongs to Google




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

2. nslookup

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


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

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

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 a spoofed email.

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)



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

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

5. route

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

route print

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)

7. netstat

This command will show you connection stats



netstat -a

(this will show you all the listening ports and connections with DNS names)

netstat -n

(this will show you all the open connections with IP addresses)

netstat -an

(this will combine both of the above)

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

8. netuser

This command resets the Windows User Password without Knowing the Old Password.

net user yourusername *

Change your username with your PC username and press Enter. Now type the new password.