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What does the mpd.exe file do?

The mpd.exe process is also known as MPICH Daemonę (Version 2001 Argonne National Lab) and is a part of MPICH. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of mpd.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 mpd.exe MPICH Daemon

mpd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mpd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 192,512 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 184,320 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Mpd.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This mpd.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Mpd.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 71% 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 mpd.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 mpd?

MPICH-A Portable Implementation of MPI (further information...)
Fischer
nothing much more i need to unistall it from my pc and i dont know how to do it
marcella
MPICH daemon, required for MPICH operation. My case: MPICH v.1.2.5. Use of networking by component is essential, as it is the central part of distributed cluster data processing interface. (further information...)
Alexander
As in any file it depends on the location in which the file is running from as to whether or not it is related to malware. In the instance at hand for me, the file it running from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp\Mpd.exe and is most likely malware. Legitimate executable files do not run from the temp folder. (further information...)
Joel

Summary: 2 users judge mpd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted mpd.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall MPICH

mpd.exe MPICH Daemon fix

To remove MPICH Daemon 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 MPICH in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if mpd.exe (MPICH Daemon) 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 MPICH Daemon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MPICH Daemon 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 mpd.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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