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#1 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:43 AM

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone tell me what the heck DXMEDIA.EXE is? I was just looking through Zone Alarm to see if I could figure out if I had accidental blocked my mail program and say an entry for DXMEDIA.EXE that wasn't there yesterday.

I did a search for it on my machine but didn't find anything. I Googled it too and didn't find anything that would explain why it was on my PC or how it might have gotten there.

Any information on that bugger will be appreciated.


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:51 AM

Looks like this might be related to Direct X.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:12 PM

Hi frankp316, Thanks for the reply.

That's just it... I don't know what the heck its related to or why it went and stuck itself in the Programs section of Zone Alarm.

I really don't have any idea where it came from either... it just materialized there out of thin air. It doesn't show up as being a file in my system when I run a search and that's a bit puzzling.

Let me know if anything else comes to mind.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:27 PM

Hello Wendy,

Does ZA provide a file path for it?

I get conflicting information about the file. One site says it is file necessary for a game, a second that it is related to a movie player, and a third that it is malware.

Have you run any video related or game related programs lately either on-line or off-line?

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:31 PM

It is the DirectX Media redistributable package, or possible malware.

Do a search of your computer and find out where the file is located.

This is really the only documentation that I could find on it...
http://193.251.34.28/Nouveau%20dossier/DXMedia/dxmedia.doc

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:56 PM

Hi lowtek_otc, Thanks for the reply.

I have done a search or two and that little bugger didn't show up that's what had me wondering what it was all about.

Hi Orange Blossom, Thanks for the reply.

BINGO... Thanks to you my mystery is now solved.

I had done a Google on that sucker too and I had gotten the same corn-founding results, however, your question

Does ZA provide a file path for it?

pointed my limp brain in another direction.

When I looked at ZA it indicated the path of that thing to be "D:\" and as soon as I saw that the answer came to me. Several days earlier I had trouble with my DSL and I had run the installation disk to get it straightened back out. I remember seeing that same file Symbol and file name back when I'd first set my DSL up

Anyway, I'll just delete that bugger now as I now know where it came from, and I know I won't be killing anything on my system by getting rid of it.


Thanks for the input guys.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:00 AM

You're welcome Wendy. I'm glad the question triggered the memory to solve the mystery. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:53 AM

Glad the issue is resolved and it was nothing malicious.




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