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Process name: Master Control Program Server

Product: Stardock MCP Core Services

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Stardock (stardock.com)

File: SDMCP.exe

A personalization toolkit, the Stardock Master Control program allows you to personalize your desktop and how you interact with Windows. It includes features such as hotkey functions and icon manipulation. Stardock was founded in 1991, creating software for the OS/2 environment. They transitioned to Windows support by the late 1990s and create user interface customizations as well as games and gaming skins.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sdmcp.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of SDMCP.exe: based on 24 votes. Read also the 22 reviews.

  • 248 users ask for this file. 13 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about SDMCP.exe:
Part of Desktopx  See also: Link Sander
Part of Stardock Central MusedMark
Part of Stardock's ObjectBar  See also: Link narSin
its update client running if you cchoose to use Object Desktop  See also: Link da-flow aka. Flo. Egerer
Part of IconX p0ly
also with ObjectDock (Plus) fs
SDMCP.exe is required in any Stardock app that uses a custom System Notification Area (systray). It is harmless, as all it does is provide support for the systray icons.... nothing more. (I have used Stardock apps since 1998) aka
Monitor it's activity, has some excessive CPU processing, but expected with the large amount of Images and objects it's loading. Chizl
Part of Stardocks DesktopX - for skinning windows.  See also: Link Andy
any1 know which method SDMCP.exe use to autorun itself on startup? ViVac
it's difficult to get rid of sometimes and often times it is the culprit of system freeze ups or momentary hangs....i hate it but I love object desktop misfit
Causes multiple display pc's to hang an startup. End process to continue. mudanis
It is harmless, not a virus or spyware, but on some computers it conflicts with Kerio Firewall. If your taskbar is permanently frozen and you have Kerio installed as well as a Stardock app, you may have to disable sdmcp.exe in order to use your taskbar. SubJunk
I test and use many software programs koop
SDMCP internally populates a list of System Tray and Taskbar entries, which is queried by ControlCenter, DesktopX, ObjectBar, ObjectDock, RightClick, and maybe others. Removal of this file will not cease function in these applications, but will negate the systray/taskbar feature. To safely shut this down, copy/paste this into Start- Run: [ "%commonprogramfiles%\stardock\SDMCP.exe" -shutdown ] (Without the [ ])  See also: Link milksama
Its a Stardock app hanzZz
Occationally spawns update.exe. I hate automatic updating of anything, however this is part of Stardock Central so it's harmless unless exploited. Brandon
Its part of Stardock.com's software, used in ObjectDock, DesktopX, IconX, it is a required file if you have them.  See also: Link Jeremy Yak
I believe it's harmless but still annoying. I mean all you have to do is open task manager and end it. That's if you are using any stardock product if not then definetely go to C:program files/common.../stardock and delete the folder Kenshin
Because I wrong uninstalled DesktopX , it's make my Start panel freez. I have to shut it down manualy everytime after logon. Pavel
it is a part of desktopx software Govind

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