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What is mcd32.exe?

It just started running as a task and constantly takes around 12% of CPU?  Google produces nothing?
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NetworkArchitekCommented:
Hi donnatronious,
Its spyware. Run Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy, both will all updates. Should clean it up.


Cheers!
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jvuzCommented:
You can find ad-aware here:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
 Make sure you also have the updates
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jvuzCommented:
This is for Spybot

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Also donwload the updates and install them
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jvuzCommented:
If those don't work, donwolad HijackThis.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

Launch it and post the log into the following site:

http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english

It will analyze it for you.
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paraghsCommented:
If you are not able to clean MCD32.EXE using the above programs, try running them in Safe Mode.
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sunray_2003Commented:
Scan for virus

virus scanner:
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When you scan for virus,do all the below in both Normal mode and Safe mode.

a) Update your virus definitions in your Anti-virus and run it.

b) Download Stinger from here : http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/  and run it.

c) Use this Online virus scanner also : http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 

It is a good practice to scan for virus before scanning for Spywares.
if the Anti-virus doesnot find it , then check for spywares using the spyware removal tools listed by others here.

If you cannot remove using Anti-virus or Spywares , then login to safe mode and manually try to remove that exe file..

SR
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donnatroniousAuthor Commented:
I have run Norton, trendmicro housecall, mcafee stinger, adaware and spybot SD, however none while in safe mode.  Didn't find it.

What virus causes this behavior?

Can I just try and delete mcd32.exe from the folder it exists in?  Is it required?
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paraghsCommented:
Boot into Safe Mode, and rename MCD32.exe to, say, MCD32.del. This way, it will not load at Windows start-up, and you will not have to worry about deleting any required file.

If there is any problem with your Windows starting, you can always go back, and rename it to original.
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sunray_2003Commented:
Yes delete it from any folder it is in as it doesnot look like a genuine process.
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donnatroniousAuthor Commented:
I will give the points to the first person who can tell me what software causes this spyware to be contracted.  I really want to know how I got it, or if that can't be determined I want to know what it is?  Please provide evidence I can find on the web.

I can't find anything on google.  How do you guys know its spyware?
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jvuzCommented:
Can you find the file through search? Where does it stay?
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jvuzCommented:
Do you use something of Yamaha?
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donnatroniousAuthor Commented:
C:\WINNT\system32 is where the file was located

I have installed nothing from Yamaha.
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jvuzCommented:
Try the thing paraghs  said.
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donnatroniousAuthor Commented:
I have already removed the file mcd32.exe and everything is fine now.  I will now repeat my post from 11/5/04.

"I will give the points to the first person who can tell me what software causes this spyware to be contracted.  I really want to know how I got it, or if that can't be determined I want to know what it is?  Please provide evidence I can find on the web.

I can't find anything on google.  How do you guys know its spyware?"
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