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File: mdm.exe
Name: Machine Debug Manager
Product: Windows
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

Mdm.exe is the Machine Debug Manager, which is used by the Windows NT Option Pack and Microsoft Developer Studio to provide application debugging. When Script Debugging is enabled for Internet Explorer 4.0, the debug manager is initialized whenever Internet Explorer 4.0 is started.

Note: The mdm.exe file file should appear only the C:\Windows\System32\ folder. If you happen to find this file in a different folder, it is possible that your mdm.exe is in reality a malicious file. Many trojans and viruses try to cloak their real identity by using the names of legitimate files. Any time that you encounter a suspicious process, you should verify the digital signature and the file path, for example using Anti-Spy.Info.

User feedback

There were 2255 user requests for that file. 28 users classify it as harmless. 5 users classify it as not so dangerous. 7 users classify it as neutral. 8 users considered the file to be suspicious. 5 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete mdm.exe. 6 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingOpinionFrom
RatingMaschine Debug Manager - Wird automatisch auf dem PC mitinstalliert, sobald der MS Script Editor istalliert wird. globbi
RatingIf you want, you can disable it in services.
RatingHarmlos. Debug Manager stimmt. ABER : Verzeichnis ist nicht System 32 !  link for more info LinuxFan
RatingIt's NOT a VIRUS! Its a script debugger for .NET!
RatingScript Debugger....also find it here "C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG"
RatingIts a script debugger for .NET  link for more info Vampire
RatingDo not worry. Vapour
Ratingspioniert PC aus  link for more info method
RatingMachine Debug Manager is used for debugging applications by technically advanced users and developers and is installed by the Microsoft Script Editor that is included in Microsoft Office.  link for more info Magus
RatingUsed by developers for debugging. Those who have encountered it have unchecked it with no degradation in performance. May cause your computer to "hang" if you have MS Visual Studio installed and this disabled because it appears to take over error handling  link for more info [email protected]
RatingNot a virus, just a Microsoft debugging tool. Disable it for a more secure computer. Tim
Ratingnervig, stört online und spioniert easy
RatingDoes NOT send any data via Internet if found in the "Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG" folder. Found anywhere else, a Trojan infection possible. Dunkan
Ratingnothing really.. but if i dont shut it down it will slow my computer to hell freezland
RatingIt opens an advertising popup in Internet Explorer on Windows startup. And sometimes it uses a lot of CPU too. Knalphert Clausenschnausse
RatingDisable script debugging and you turn it off. *shrug* Kachiko
RatingThis slows down my PC: when I delete it, my PC immediately speeds up. Look in task list in link.  link for more info Mark
RatingDer "Machine Debug Manager" läuft als Service und wird zusammen mit dem Microsoft Script Editor installiert. Wenn der Computer nicht für Debugging benutzt wird, kann dieser Service ohne weiteres deaktiviert werden. Bomania
RatingWhen I look into task manager's page faults field, I see that it keeps on increasing for MDM.exe. Anyways who needs script debugging, I simply checked the option "Disable script debugging" from internet explorer's advanced Internet options. Sandy
RatingLiest Username und Lizenz bzw. Seriennummer aus  link for more info DS Fan
RatingMicrosoft Service  link for more info NON-MORON
RatingDo not worry. boler
RatingIt's boring as it gobbles lots of system resources without any vital reason!  link for more info sandy
RatingIt's a nuicense, in all win systems (98 -++) it is stealing time from your machine. It do not serve you ore youre system with anything usful. Delete all instances of mdm.exe, and your system will speed up! Surge
RatingMdm.exe is the Machine Debug Manager, which is used by the Windows NT Option Pack and Microsoft Developer Studio to provide application debugging. When Script Debugging is enabled for Internet Explorer 4.0, the debug manager is initialized whenever Internet Explorer 4.0 is started. MDM.EXE
RatingNothing! MS should state that in their documentation Ice Dry
Ratinghow can I disable it? without deleting or killing the procces all time? Uncle
Ratingvisual studio debuger, if you install vs2003 mdm.exe is found in c:/program files/common files/microsoft shared/vs7debug !!!! taim
Ratingübermittelt geheim(die technik ist genial oô ) Benutzernamen und lizensnumern mehrere programme!  link for more info Mirrakor
Ratingmachine debug manager, starting running whenever I run IE after installing Office XP, even though I HAVE the script debugging turned off in the IE options. Using task manager I can shut it down BUT it always tells me that it is not responding. I do not know of any way to stop it other than to remove the actual file itself. I'm running Win98 SE. The file is located in "...\common files\Microsoft shared\VS7Debug". Joey
Ratingim rinnin winxp home and havent downloaded anything lately and found mdm.exe runnin from this location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug. weird! ron
Ratingessential process me
RatingJust an annoying valuable system resources gobbler. Disable/Quarantine it from Anti-Spy.Info's interface, or just delete the program altogether.  link for more info Risker
RatingThis file is not harmful in any way. It comes from any products having to do with Visual Studio [any version] from Microsoft. Terranwolf
RatingAs per metntioned it's from Microsoft. I also got this only yesterday and it keeps prompting. I tried to set the MDM in the Services to Disable and reboot my notebook and it still load by itself.. Not even found in the Task List. I follow Mark's link to "Answers That Work" site. Also recommends to set the service to Manual. It did also mentioned that the stupid MDM.EXE might have other ways of starting hence recommended to rename it to "MDM.EXE.OLD" and it works for me.  link for more info CCT
RatingKommt drauf an, wo sie sich befindet. Wenns im System32 liegt = harmlos. Ansonsten sofort loeschen Leo
RatingDie "mdm.exe" ist ein Prozess von Microsoft. Sie ist der so genannte Machine Debug Manager. Die mdm.exe wird mit dem Microsoft Skript-Editor installiert, und bietet Unterstützung beim Debuggen von Skripten. DataFighter
RatingWhen your pc crash and you restart your pc its damn slow but if you close windows down and restart your pc the problem is fixs Xextreem
Ratingseems harmless, but takes memory and startup time, so to disable: startmenu- run and type "services.msc", go to Machine Debug Manager and right-click and select properties, and where it says automatic, select disabled  link for more info kiwibird
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