Is HydraDM.exe safe?
HydraDM.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HydraDM.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
HydraDM.exe file information
The process known as HydraDM or HydraVision belongs to software ATI Technologies Inc. HydraVision Desktop Manager or AMD HydraVision Desktop Manager by ATI Technologies (www.ati.com) or AMD (www.amd.com).
Description: HydraDM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HydraDM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" - mostly C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI HydraVision\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 270,336 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 393,216 bytes and 7 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. HydraDM.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using HydraDM.exe, you may also do the following:
- contact www.amd.com Customer Service
- find out if there is a newer version available
- uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > HydraVision Desktop Manager or Catalyst Control Center)
Recommended: Identify HydraDM.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HydraDM.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HydraDM.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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