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D3DIM7.EXE - Malware or Just a Program Behaving Badly?

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#1 wnfrench


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:54 PM

Has anyone encountered this? It's hogging 97% of my neighbor's cpu cycles. It must be loaded at start up, but I can't find it using Windows Explorer, msconfig or Admin Services. I haven't yet gone into his registry, and probably won't (too much chance of something unexpected happening on someone else's computer). I know there's a .dll named D3DIM700.DLL that's probably on most Windows computers; I don't think this it either. He has the Computer Associates security suite. It doesn't recognize it as anything malevolent. Neither does Malwarebytes. I've showed him how to unload the program using Windows Task Manager, but he's going to have to do it everytime his computer boots up, and who knows what other things it's doing elsewhere in his system? Anyone know anything about this one?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:13 PM

I am not certain exactly what that file is ,but I suspect ito be related to a game.game developer program or Direct Draw.

The d3dim.dll file to provide a device-independent way for games and Windows subsystem software to make use of the features of specific display devices extends the 3D functionality of DirectDraw


It may ecen be from MSFT DirectX

Also found this

Lets' upload this file for a second opinion on what it actually is..

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