When you install Office XP/2K or one of it’s components, such as FrontPage XP/2K, Microsoft Script Editor, a program called (Mdm.exe) Machine Debug Manager, which is used to provide application debugging is also installed.
Once you restart your machine, MDM creates 2 temp files (every time) in your Windows folder.
For example, the file name may be similar to:
MDM loads itself via the Registry:
View this entry in Msconfig | Startup
Machine Debug Manager c:windowssystemmdm.exe
All Users HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunServices
Also in Internet Explorer:
Additionally, if the system has Internet Explorer version 5 or later, Mdm.exe can still be configured to start at the startup of WinME/XP or, if the script debugging feature in Internet Explorer is turned on. You can turn off this feature within Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options | Advanced.
Disabling MDM and Script error pop-ups
Place a check in Disable script debugging
Next, uncheck: Display a notification about every script error.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up the Task Manager.
Highlight the entry for MDM, click End Task. (see above)
Once you’ve done that, Start – Search – Files or Folders for mdm.exe, once located right-click and select: Rename and rename it. (example – mdm.old) Do the same for: pdm.dll [Process Debug Manager] (pdm.old) if it exists?
Now it’s time to go play in the Registry:
Open Regedit and scroll down to the following key:
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