What is mdhpSUN.exe?

The genuine mdhpSUN.exe file is a software component of Magic Desktop by Easybits.
Magic Desktop is an educational and parental control software that enables children to safely and easily use computers. MdhpSUN.exe is a module that checks for software updates for Magic Desktop. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Magic Desktop provides a safe and educational platform for children to utilize Windows-based computers. The software features web-browser protection that blocks adult related material from being accessed, prevents accidental file deletion, blocks access to important data, and provides email for kids, games, music, tools for creating graphics, illustrations, and other art projects. Easybits is a Norwegian company that specializes in developing educational software. The company began development on their line of educational software in 2003 and currently sells Magic Desktop as its flagship product. Currently, Easybits' software falls under three categories - parenting, education and entertainment.

MDHPSUN stands for Magic Desktop HP Software Update Notification Module

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 mdhpSUN.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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MdhpSUN.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mdhpSUN
MdhpSUN.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Software update notification belongs to software unknown by Easybits.

Description: MdhpSUN.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MdhpSUN.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\ProgramData"—for example C:\ProgramData\Easybits Magic Desktop for HP\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,444,880 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 1,258,504 bytes or 1,243,656 bytes. 
There is no file information. MdhpSUN.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). The program is not visible. MdhpSUN.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

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

I received a warning every 10 minutes that mdhpSUN.exe caused some error. I located the file, changed the name to mdhpSUN.exx and the problem seems to have gone.
access violation of address 004D7B41 in module

Summary: Average user rating of mdhpSUN.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mdhpSUN issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mdhpSUN. 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 mdhpSUN.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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