What is mpd.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 mpd.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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Mpd.exe file information

The process known as MPICH DaemonĀ© (version 2001 Argonne National Lab) belongs to software MPICH or RSoft Photonics CAD Suite or Fine 86_1 by unknown.

Description: Mpd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mpd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 192,512 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes, 208,896 bytes or 196,608 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Mpd.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Numeca provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Fine 86_1 or MPICH).

Recommended: Identify mpd.exe related errors

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

MPICH-A Portable Implementation of MPI
  Fischer   (further information)
nothing much more i need to unistall it from my pc and i dont know how to do it
MPICH daemon, required for MPICH operation. My case: MPICH v.1.2.5. Use of networking by component is essential, as it is the central part of distributed cluster data processing interface.
  Alexander   (further information)
As in any file it depends on the location in which the file is running from as to whether or not it is related to malware. In the instance at hand for me, the file it running from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp\Mpd.exe and is most likely malware. Legitimate executable files do not run from the temp folder.
  Joel   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of mpd.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think mpd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks mpd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mpd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mpd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mpd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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