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#1 Tillery86

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

Windows process mdmcls32.exe is using up alot of my resources and greatly slowing down my system. When I run virus and malware scanners they do not detect it. When I remove mdmcls32.exe from my windows/system32 folder it comes right back.
It started when I installed CA Security Suite from my service provider. I have uninstalled CA but this process still remains.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:28 AM

Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.

See here: http://fileinfo.prevx.com/fileinfo.asp?PXC=b66f57918534

If running as a startup, it can be bad. See:
http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/m/mdmcls32.exe.htm

You can download and use Process Explorer or Glarysoft Process Manager to investigate all running processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems. These tools will show the process CPU usage, a description and its path location. If you right-click on the file in question and select properties, you will see more details about the file.

The Process Explorer window shows two panes by default: the upper pane is always a process list and the bottom pane either shows the list of DLLs loaded into the process selected in the upper pane, or the list of operating system resource handles (files, Registry keys, synchronization objects) the process has open. In the menu at the top select View > Lower Pane View to change between DLLs and Handles.

If you come across a suspicious file which you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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