What does the HydraMD.exe file do?
The HydraMD.exe process is also known as MultiDesk and is a part of AMD HydraVision MultiDesk. This software is produced by AMD (www.amd.com). An obsolete or defective version of HydraMD.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MultiDesk has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MultiDesk has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HydraMD.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HydraMD.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HydraMD.exe MultiDesk
HydraMD.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HydraMD.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 569,344 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 565,248 bytes.
This HydraMD program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel HydraMD.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HydraMD.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about HydraMD?
|well it better not be, what gives with this program sniffin out progs like this |
|ATI Hydravision service for laptops and multiple monitors |
|It's needed for the running of ATI (Radeon) |
|not hard to get rid of, and you don't need to use spyware tools. just open up your HydraVision settings, and choose 'Unload MultiDesk'. unless you want to use multiple desktops, which some people can't live without and consider a feature of their ATI graphics card, not a nuisance. it does seem unlikely that ATI would have two processes running concurrently where it just switches the D and the M. it looks like a spyware trick, but DM is for Desktop Manager and MD is for MultiDesk. (further information...) |
|HydraMD is for multiple desktops, it is a feature, not a requirement of the ATI Radeon Family. You can close it with no ill effects. (further information...) |
Summary: 9 users judge HydraMD.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall AMD HydraVision MultiDesk
To remove MultiDesk from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate AMD HydraVision MultiDesk in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if HydraMD.exe (MultiDesk) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of MultiDesk. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MultiDesk or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HydraMD.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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