What does the TdmService.exe file do?
The TdmService.exe process is also known as TDM Service and is a part of Trusted Drive Manager or, as the case may be, Wave Infrastructure Installer. This software is produced by Wave Systems (www.wave.com). An obsolete or defective version of TdmService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TDM service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TDM service 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)
- TdmService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TdmService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TdmService.exe TDM service
TdmService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file TdmService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,622,016 bytes (14% of all these files), 737,280 bytes as well as 16 other variants.
It is the service "TdmService".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The TdmService file is not part of the Windows operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. For this reason, 22% 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 TdmService.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 TdmService?
|tdmservice.exe is a process from EMBASSY Trusted Drive Manager by Wave Systems Corp. and part of Seagate Momentus FDE Trusted Drives. The EMBASSY Trusted Drive Manager is integrated into the EMBASSY Security Center to activate the hardware-based full disk encryption features of Seagate Momentus FDE Trusted Drives. Seagate Momentus FDE Drives, informally called “Trusted Drives”, are laptop hard drives with an on-board security controller and embedded capabilities for media-speed full disk encryption and pre-boot authentication (further information...) |
|has appeared on a highly infected desktop along with fingerprint authorization processes that did not exist before. Also the process c:\\?\c:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIADAP.EXE. Appears suspicious in these parameters. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Trusted Drive Manager or Wave Infrastructure Installer
To remove TDM service 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 Trusted Drive Manager or Wave Infrastructure Installer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if TdmService.exe (TDM service) 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 TDM service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TDM service 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 TdmService.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.