MYSQLD.EXE Hogging the processor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by dvad, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. dvad

    dvad Guest

    Whenever I restart my Vista 64 Dell XPS435 I get a process called MYSQDL.EXE
    in the task manager list that continuously uses 10-15% of the processor
    time. Not sure when it started but I think it began in the last 2 weeks. I
    can go in and manually end the process with seemingly no affect on any
    programs but this is a lot of processor time and I notice my cooling fan
    kicking on a lot more often. I found the file in: Program Files
    (x86)\Common Files\Dell\MySql\bin but I can't find reliable info on what
    it is doing.

    1. What is this file for and do I need it?
    2. If I don't need it how do I stop it from loading? It's not in my
    start-up folder or on my StartUp list using msconfig.

    Thanks for any help
    dvad, Dec 20, 2009
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  2. You must be referring to MYSQLD.EXE. Here's a Google search I did that
    indicates it's part of several SQL apps and even Apache.

    Seems to be a download manager of some kind...
    Patrick Palczewski, Dec 20, 2009
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  3. dvad

    Peter Foldes Guest


    Want to check the name of the file again. Are you sure it is MYSQDL.EXE not
    MYSQL.EXE . Can you get back with that here before we can try to help you out
    Peter Foldes, Dec 20, 2009
  4. dvad

    Nil Guest

    MYSQLD.EXE is a database server, not a download manager. It's probably
    installed as a service and can be disabled through the control panel
    services applet.


    It's not a good thing to run unless you know what you're doing, as it
    can expose the computer to the internet if not configured securely.

    It's not a part of apache, but it is often used with it and other web

    In this case, since it's installed in a directory named "Dell", it
    might be part of the custom crap they include with the computer, maybe
    one of their support apps. I'd ask Dell what's up with that.
    Nil, Dec 20, 2009
  5. dvad

    dvad Guest

    It's definitely MYSQLD.EXE. There is also a MYSQL.EXE file in the same
    directory but the 'D' file is what is using the processor time. I don't see
    the other program running. The strange part is I've had the computer about
    6 months and this just started recently. I wasn't sure if this was part of
    some Microsoft update - but being in the Dell directory was puzzling.

    I looked through the running services list and I don't see any specific
    mention of MYSQLD.EXE but I did see a Remote Access Media Server service
    running and it is listed as being from Apache Software Foundation so as
    several of you mentioned. I disabled that service and rebooted but MYSQLD
    came back. The computer also comes with a Dell Remote Access program but
    I don't use it so I'm at a loss as to what is causing this.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    dvad, Dec 21, 2009
  6. dvad

    Michael Guest

    I have a new Dell, but not that file. Google has a few hits on it, but just
    to be safe have you run MalwareBytes?
    Michael, Dec 21, 2009
  7. If you don't use Dell Remote Access, then look and see if it's listed in Add
    or Remove Programs, and uninstall it....
    Patrick Palczewski, Dec 23, 2009
  8. dvad

    dvad Guest

    I ran both Norton 2010 and Malwarebytes on the file and they both report
    that it is safe. I've temporarily changed the file name and the computer
    boots normally with no errors and MYSQLD isn't being loaded. So far no
    programs have complained about not being able to access the file. I'll
    leave it like that for now and see if I can find a permanent answer. Thanks
    for the suggestions.
    dvad, Dec 23, 2009
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