What is MCTDUtil.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MCTDUtil.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MCTDUtil.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MCTDUtil
MCTDUtil.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SuperUtility or MTri1 belongs to software USB 2.0 VGA Device by Magic Control Technology (

Description: MCTDUtil.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MCTDUtil.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 453,248 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 449,152 bytes, 442,368 bytes or 446,464 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The MCTDUtil.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file. MCTDUtil.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If MCTDUtil.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 446,192 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. MCTDUtil.exe is a Verisign signed file. The MCTDUtil.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The MCTDUtil.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. MCTDUtil.exe is not a Windows core file. MCTDUtil.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with MCTDUtil.exe, you can do the following:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MCTDUtil.exe. Therefore, you should check the MCTDUtil.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.


User Comments

Driver for SIIG VGA to USB 2.0 adapter
Utility to set display settings advance features.
Driver for VGA to USB 3.0 adapter
very useful connect for USB to VGA.
  kralnik kay  
If you use SIIG Vga to usb adapter you need it.
Used in combination with hardware VGA adaptor for external monitor...

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Summary: Average user rating of MCTDUtil.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think MCTDUtil.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MCTDUtil issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MCTDUtil. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MCTDUtil.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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