Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. mdm.exe
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What is it?
mdm.exe is a program which was most likely installed by you on your computer. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where it’s located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This program is called the machine debug manager (which MDM stands for).
You may see this appear in your task list if you have recently installed Microsoft software kits, like Visual Studio or Visual Studio Express, or SQL server management software, etc. This is not spyware or adware and is considered a safe software program. Visit mdm.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.
What is the mdm.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe is where this file can be found.
Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many viruses, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see similar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your “task manager”, and then click the “processes” tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, mdm.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similar to a system file. Make sure to always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. mdm.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names that companies choose.
Is mdm.exe spyware?
Is this considered adware or popup related?
Is this considered a virus or trojan?
Would you recommend that I remove mdm.exe?
No, we would not remove this file.