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How do I fix mdm.exe high CPU and GPU usage?

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I got this problem for about 2 days ago. there is something called mdm.exe. it starts by itself at anytime and gets the GPU and the CPU to high usage. I checked for Viruses and Malware and I am totally clean. Though I had 2 viruses about a week ago and my antivirus detected them by scan. I tried to check google for solutions but no luck. they say disable it from internet explorer. I don't even have internet explorer because I removed it a long time ago.

Any other solution to this problem?
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  1. Have you run your anti-malware software? You can also try restoring Windows to a prior date.
  2. 1. Start in Safe Mode (press F8 while starting up to bring up that menu)
    2. search your computer for mdm.exe
    3. delete mdm.exe if it looks safe to do so
    4. restart your computer
  3. terry4536 said:
    Have you run your anti-malware software? You can also try restoring Windows to a prior date.


    I have Malwarebytes and my system restore does not work :( I just found out that it has been disabled by some miracle :P
  4. Entomber said:
    1. Start in Safe Mode (press F8 while starting up to bring up that menu)
    2. search your computer for mdm.exe
    3. delete mdm.exe if it looks safe to do so
    4. restart your computer
    I will try that and come back to you asap.
  5. if mdm.exe is in the Windows folder, I wouldn't touch it, though.
  6. If your system has been running for a long time on the same operating system installation, you may want to do a reinstall of Windows.

    Also I would look into some better anti-malware software.

    By the way, don't follow any updates suggested by a website. Do the updates to JAVA & Flash manually from your system. Those "updates" are a major source of malware. If you get on a website that asks you to click on a extra step to leave the site, don't. Close the Browser instead or if that doesn't work restart the system.
  7. Entomber said:
    if mdm.exe is in the Windows folder, I wouldn't touch it, though.
    I got to the Choose boot device menu could not do anything there
  8. hit F8 after your bios screen, not during
  9. terry4536 said:
    If your system has been running for a long time on the same operating system installation, you may want to do a reinstall of Windows.

    Also I would look into some better anti-malware software.

    By the way, don't follow any updates suggested by a website. Do the updates to JAVA & Flash manually from your system. Those "updates" are a major source of malware. If you get on a website that asks you to click on a extra step to leave the site, don't. Close the Browser instead or if that doesn't work restart the system.
    I reintalled the windows for about 7 months ago. I dont want to do it any time soon because I have too many important stuff about 1TB. And I dont have the budget to buy an external HDD now.
  10. Entomber said:
    hit F8 after your bios screen, not during

    I'll give it another try then thanks.
    EDIT!
    I did hit it many times and nothing. I gave it 2nd try and nothing.
  11. A possibility is to purchase a 128 GB SSD and install your operating system on that (with your 1TB hard drive unplugged). Then once the operating system is running reconnect the other drive and delete old Windows installation while keeping the files you want.

    The 120-128 GB SSD's are in the $60-70 range on sale.
  12. You can remove the old Windows in the installation process, but it gets complicated with the new SSD. You want to install Windows on the SSD to get the performance benefit.

    But once things get corrupted as your system appears to be, reinstalling the operating system is your best choice. And Restore will work once again.
  13. terry4536 said:
    You can remove the old Windows in the installation process, but it gets complicated with the new SSD. You want to install Windows on the SSD to get the performance benefit.

    But once things get corrupted as your system appears to be, reinstalling the operating system is your best choice. And Restore will work once again.
    Yeah I guess I have no choice but to reinstall the operating system. Thanks for your ideas :)
  14. I ran across this sale for a 128 GB SSD for $55. FYI The sale expires 4/22/15 at midnight.

    Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $54.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL042115&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL042115&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL042115-_-EMC-042115-index-_-InternalSSDs-_-20721107-S1A3A
  15. terry4536 said:
    I ran across this sale for a 128 GB SSD for $55. FYI The sale expires 4/22/15 at midnight.

    Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $54.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL042115&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL042115&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL042115-_-EMC-042115-index-_-InternalSSDs-_-20721107-S1A3A
    Thanks but I live in Sweden and newegg does not ship to Sweden. Things here are sadly much more expensive.
  16. Kingston is a Swedish company, you should see if you can find one locally.
  17. That is one of things I like about this forum. You never know where the person that you are discussing something with lives. I do use Newegg as an example a lot but just as an example. They do a good job of listing the specs. Plus they may be available in the OP's area.

    Yes, look for a local source.
  18. terry4536 said:
    That is one of things I like about this forum. You never know where the person that you are discussing something with lives. I do use Newegg as an example a lot but just as an example. They do a good job of listing the specs. Plus they may be available in the OP's area.

    Yes, look for a local source.
    I have a friend who had a harddrive about 170GB that he does not use. He gave it to me and it took me all day to install the operating system. My WIN7 copy is old it made over 300 updates :O its working fine now finally. But when I boot the system it tells me I have 2 windows 7s beacuse of my other hard drive that still have the windows with my important files. How can I make the system not to read the old hard drive? Otherwise I have to choose the one I need and then press Enter. I already have the hard drive I want to be the default boot option on the top in the BIOS. But it's still read the old one too !
  19. Did you unplug the old hard drive when you installed the operating system on the new hard drive?
  20. If you did, then I would start by adding a partition to the old hard drive (after plugging it back in). Then move the files that you want to keep to the new partition.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg309170.aspx

    Then delete the old partition (containing the old version of Windows 7).

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-a-hard-disk-partition#1TC=windows-7

    If you are logged in as administrator on the new instillation of windows 7, this should work.

    Here is a second method of removing the old Windows 7 that was recommended by Microsoft. This is a method I just found. It appears to be pretty straight forward. Let me know how well it works.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/remove-inadvertent-installation-of-a-2nd-copy-of/fec81f78-56d9-4c02-8e0e-e2ac808bacf7
  21. It would be easy to get rid of the old Windows 7 if the other files are backed up . You would just reformat the hard drive. But getting rid of it while keeping the other data intact is more difficult to do.
  22. terry4536 said:
    It would be easy to get rid of the old Windows 7 if the other files are backed up . You would just be reformat the hard drive. But getting rid of it while keeping the other data intact is more difficult to do.
    Yeah I understand and will do so thank you :)
  23. I did the format from disk manager to the old hard driver after backing up the things I wanted there to the new harddrive. But after rebooting, the new harddrive wont boot? What to do? Oh and by the way when I reinstalled the operating system on the new drive I did not unplug the old one.
  24. The new drive ( "harddrive about 170GB") with your operating system will not boot? If that is the case, I would suggest using the Windows installation disk to perform a "repair" of the operating system.

    Here are instructions on doing that.

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-repair-windows-7-system-installation-disc.htm


    From what I understand, the problem may be that moving files from the old hard drive to the new drive while the other operating system is still present can cause a conflict. This is a side effect of having two operating systems still active. Hopefully the repair of the operating system above will correct it.

    Another possible action is to use Safe Mode to get the system to boot.
  25. Best answer
    BloodyLion said:
    I did the format from disk manager to the old hard driver after backing up the things I wanted there to the new harddrive. But after rebooting, the new harddrive wont boot? What to do? Oh and by the way when I reinstalled the operating system on the new drive I did not unplug the old one.


    If you install Windows with more than one hard drive connected, it may have placed some hidden files on the hard drive that you did not install Windows on. I would recommend you format the 170GB HDD that you got from your friend and install Windows fresh, with ONLY that one HDD plugged in.
  26. Quote:

    If you install Windows with more than one hard drive connected, it may have placed some hidden files on the hard drive that you did not install Windows on. I would recommend you format the 170GB HDD that you got from your friend and install Windows fresh, with ONLY that one HDD plugged in.

    It was suggested to me that if you do this option (to be n the safe side), that you recover the data on the old drive on a separate computer prior to reformatting the drive. This will permanently remove the corrupted version of Windows.
  27. Entomber said:
    BloodyLion said:
    I did the format from disk manager to the old hard driver after backing up the things I wanted there to the new harddrive. But after rebooting, the new harddrive wont boot? What to do? Oh and by the way when I reinstalled the operating system on the new drive I did not unplug the old one.


    If you install Windows with more than one hard drive connected, it may have placed some hidden files on the hard drive that you did not install Windows on. I would recommend you format the 170GB HDD that you got from your friend and install Windows fresh, with ONLY that one HDD plugged in.

    I did this and it worked thanks to both of you!
  28. terry4536 said:
    Quote:

    If you install Windows with more than one hard drive connected, it may have placed some hidden files on the hard drive that you did not install Windows on. I would recommend you format the 170GB HDD that you got from your friend and install Windows fresh, with ONLY that one HDD plugged in.

    It was suggested to me that if you do this option (to be n the safe side), that you recover the data on the old drive on a separate computer prior to reformatting the drive. This will permanently remove the corrupted version of Windows.

    I did that it took a while because it was too much data to backup. Then I just formated both HDDs and then installed it on the 170GB. Now I have 1TB to save my thing on if something happens It would be no problem because I wont have stuff in the 170GB. thanks for the help. Kind regards!
  29. This is an mining program and runs without your permit and secretly. It uses your gpu process power (~%90) for mining bitcoins or altcoins.
    Delete it;
    "c:\user\****\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\caches\"

    Pls delete from scheduled Tasks too;
    "MdmUpdateTaskMachineCore"
  30. Here's a simple way to disable mdm32 process in Windows 7. Just check it out below Link
    Link: http://windowstopc.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-to-disable-mdmexe32-process-in-windows-7.html
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