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:
- Machine Debug Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Machine Debug Manager 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)
- mdm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mdm.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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.
- A mdm.exe file has a 51% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 119,400 bytes (64% of all these files), 124,200 bytes as well as 4 other variants. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Mdm.exe is capable of supervise programs.
- A mdm.exe file has a 71% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 50,176 bytes (33% of all these files), 22,016 bytes as well as 4 other variants. The mdm file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices). Mdm.exe can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Mdm.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications.
- A mdm.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 119,400 bytes (62% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 124,200 bytes.
- A mdm.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 21,508 bytes (33% of all these files), 36,868 bytes or, as the case may be, 23,557 bytes.
- A mdm.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 16,384 bytes.
- A mdm.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 35,840 bytes.
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
To remove Machine Debug Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Microsoft Office Professional in the list of available programs.
- 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.