What does the oldmcdonald.exe file do?
The oldmcdonald.exe process is also known as Old McDonald and is a part of Autorun Eater. This software is produced by Old McDonald's Farm (oldmacdonaldshumble.com). An obsolete or defective version of oldmcdonald.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Old McDonald has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Old McDonald 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)
- oldmcdonald.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module oldmcdonald.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about oldmcdonald.exe Old McDonald
oldmcdonald.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Oldmcdonald.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 522,720 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 501,768 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Oldmcdonald.exe is capable of supervise programs, modify other Windows tasks as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A oldmcdonald.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 516,216 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Oldmcdonald.exe is capable of supervise programs, modify other Windows tasks as well as interpret keystrokes.
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 oldmcdonald.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 oldmcdonald?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Autorun Eater
To remove Old McDonald 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 Autorun Eater in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if oldmcdonald.exe (Old McDonald) 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 Old McDonald. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Old McDonald 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 oldmcdonald.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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