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What does the mdm.exe file do?

The mdm.exe process is also known as Machine Debug Manager or, as the case may be, SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client and is a part of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2007). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Simon Tatham (www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham). An obsolete or defective version of mdm.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about mdm.exe Machine Debug Manager

mdm.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file mdm.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" (in most cases C:\Windows\System\ respectively C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 322,120 bytes (73% of all these files), 335,872 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. Mdm.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 29% 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 mdm.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 mdm?

If you want, you can disable it in services.
It's NOT a VIRUS! Its a script debugger for .NET!
i think it's file of system... don't eff with win xp (further information...)

Summary: 75 users judge mdm.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. However, 12 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 18 users have already deleted mdm.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Microsoft Office Professional

mdm.exe Machine Debug Manager fix

To remove Machine Debug Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Microsoft Office Professional in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if mdm.exe (Machine Debug Manager) 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 Machine Debug Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Machine Debug Manager 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 mdm.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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