I rarely use IE anymore except to go to my banks site, because I guess their site developers are idiots and can't manage to create a simple four page site that works in Firefox. Anyways, while I'm on their site, I decided to browse on over to some other banks to see how friendly they were to Firefox. I'll repeat that because I think it bares repeating: I'm thinking of switching banks because my bank requires IE. Anyways, I accidently searched for 5/3 (actually, +5/3) in google from IE. When I load the page it briefly displays 5/3 bank at the top, but quickly a "IntelliMover Business Edition 3.5 - 5-Pack - Dell" pops up, along with "Jurlique - 3.5 Hour Relaxation Retreat." Not good times. So I run Spy Boy. I run Adaware. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. So I start going through my processes and BHOs. Nothing out of the ordinary in the processes, but I run across wmdmlog in my process list. I do a search on the ol' web, and I learn that wmdmlog is a support file for Media Player. Let me rephrase that, wmdmlog.dll is a support file for Media Player. Time to die wmdmlog.exe. Sure, enough, problem solved.
What's amazing is that in a given week I probably spend all of 30 minutes in IE, I have a Computer Science degree and am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. I'm not supposed to get his. But somewhere in the past few days, something got loaded up. I guess I can install the XP SP RC, but should I do that on my mom's machine? Probably not.
Anyways, since there are only two results for wmdmlog.exe in google right now, hopefully this post will help other people fight the good fight against the asshats of the spyware world.