What is mdm.exe?

mdm.exe is part of Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the mdm.exe version information.

mdm.exe's description is "Machine Debug Manager"

mdm.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about mdm.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on mdm.exe:

Product nameMicrosoft® Visual Studio .NET
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMachine Debug Manager
Internal namemdm.exe
Original filenamemdm.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version7.10.3077
File version7.10.3077

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Visual Studio .NET
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMachine Debug Manager
Internal namemdm.exe
Original filenamemdm.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright© Microsoft Corporation. ..
Product version7.10.3077
File version7.10.3077

Digital signatures [?]

mdm.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 53 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the mdm.exe file.

None of the 53 anti-virus programs detected the mdm.exe file.

Filename variants

mdm.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

mdm.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\. The most common variants are listed below:

Other files also named mdm.exe

mdm.exe (199 votes)

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to mdm.exe:

mdm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

mdm.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Machine Debug Manager has stopped working.

End Program - mdm.exe. This program is not responding.

mdm.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

mdm.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Brian Lawrence writes

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Machine Debug Manager

This is for Microsoft Visual Studio that I have running on my system. I have change the startup of this to manual in my services.msc and stopped the service. This should now run only when I need it to.

From: http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/mdm.exe.html

Its a script debugger for .NET!

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. The Machine Debug Manager runs as a service and is loaded when your computer starts. If you do not use your computer for debugging purposes, you can safely turn this off (see link).

Note: The mdm.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, mdm.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager.

# 24 May 2010, 9:10

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