mdm.exe and Smart Security

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by globus, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. globus

    globus Registered Member

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    On my computer with Eset SMart Security enabled is running service
    Machine Debug Manager
    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE"
    Supports local and remote debugging for Visual Studio and script debuggers. If this service is stopped, the debuggers will not function properly.

    I haven't installed Visual studio.

    Is this a new smart virus or this service somehow
    is cooperating with Eset Smart Security?

    with regards
    Globus
     
  2. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    No, it's not any smart virus. It's stuff installed among others with Microsoft Office. Completely safe to disable.
     
  3. globus

    globus Registered Member

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    I'm completly sure that this debugger wasn't installed with MS Office...
     
  4. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Well, I'm completely sure that MS Office has been installing this for ages.
     
  5. globus

    globus Registered Member

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    I'm not completly sure now that it wasn't uninstalled with Office 2000
    but I'm still completly sure that this service was not running.

    Have you ever seen malware that used this service?
     
  6. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Uhm...

    - this service has nothing to do with ESS and isn't used by it in any way whatsoever
    - it's installed with MS software (Office is just one example)
    - it's useless resource hog unless you are debugging, so disable it and move on
    - really don't see what would malware use it for

    This is a legitimate file and service, no virus. If you want more information, you should move the debate to some MS-related forums on programming. ;)
     
  7. globus

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    >This is a legitimate file and service, no virus. If you want more information,
    >you should move the debate to some MS-related forums on programming.

    Huh legitimate, can you point me forum for such debate?
     
  8. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Google is your friend... ;)
     
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