When searching for executable files I use Windows Startup Online
You must choose the "search tab". Then fill in the filename to that field, then search. As often as not, you will need to know what program is running the file. Then you can alternately list the program name in the field below the first one, called program title. Any name in program title must be bracketed to return results. If the full filepath is [color=blue]C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE you would consider [Microsoft Shared] as the program title, or maybe even [VS7DEBUG] and the mdm.exe as the filename. To some extent, the names are not
case sensitive. It takes a lotta time to check your running processes, but it is worth the time investment. Try It.
I ran tapiad.exe in a few ways, no results were returned...therefore it's likely a bad file.
In which case, you'd best post a HJT log to have us examine it along side of the dozens of others.
Post again if you need help with the HJT download/rub & post procedure, or what I just said makes you want to say "What?".
I am not sure what it is doing,
With no results returned, I don't either
it seems to be using up a rather large part of my processing power and restarts itself whenever i try to end it.
As do quite a few so-called legitimate files. Windows Startup Online will reveal unnecessary startup files, also.
When results are returned, you might face 175 pages of 'em. Be patient....
Edited by phawgg, 01 December 2004 - 09:27 PM.