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#1 pat666

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:02 PM

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if bmd.exe needs to be running on my computer and what it does exactly? It looks like it's related to AOL Instant Messenger but I have two computers, both with AIM, and this process is only running on one of them. Can I safely remove it or will that create a problem with AIM on that computer?
Thanks in advance.

(Sorry if this post is in the wrong forum but it seemed like the closest to the topic)

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:31 PM

Hi pat666,

I have googled and looked through our databases and haven't found a lot. I don't think it is related to AIM. There are infections with bmd.exe, but it is dependant on file location. I would suggest running through our malware removal guide. It will indicate if you have malware on your computer and we can go from there.

Good luck

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#3 pat666

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for the fast response. I already went through the info on identifying/removing malware with no results. I figured it was part of AIM because the file is located in a subfolder of the AIM95 folder. I did notice, however, that it is listed separately in add/remove programs in the control panel. At this point I think I will just go ahead and uninstall it and see what happens. Worst case scenario AIM will stop working and I'll have to uninstall that and reinstall it.

Thanks again for the help.




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