What does the SDMCP.exe file do?
The SDMCP.exe process is also known as MCPServer and is a part of Stardock MCP Core Services (System Extensions and Hooks). This software is produced by Stardock (www.stardock.com). An obsolete or defective version of SDMCP.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MCPServer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MCPServer 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)
- SDMCP.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SDMCP.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SDMCP.exe MCPServer
SDMCP.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SDMCP.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" (normally C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 241,664 bytes (91% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 253,952 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel SDMCP.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 38% 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 SDMCP.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 SDMCP?
|Part of Desktopx (further information...) |
|Part of Stardock Central |
|Part of Stardock's ObjectBar (further information...) |
|its update client running if you cchoose to use Object Desktop (further information...) |
da-flow aka. Flo. Egerer
Summary: 13 users judge SDMCP.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Stardock MCP Core Services
To remove MCPServer 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 Stardock MCP Core Services in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SDMCP.exe (MCPServer) 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 MCPServer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MCPServer 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 SDMCP.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.