You're not the first to get hit by this nasty scumware.
You're right -- the so-called "uninstaller" provided by the purveyors
of this type of scumware usually does not work, or makes the problem
However, there is good news -- it appears that there is a successful remedy.
From user Redster on the CNET Windows 2000/NT Forum:
"RE: Unknow exe maxing out cpu and resources (VDMCONV.EXE)"
Also found this inside it [vdmconv.exe]:
A response from user Kees suggests:
"If Spybot [security.kolla.de] doesn't catch it, as you write, try
Adaware (www.lavasoft.de) and online housecall
And a response from user R.Proffitt advises:
"You may [find] that a pass with Adware, Spybot, Cwshredder, and
Housecall [will toss] it out."
And Redster replies:
"Yup, looks like a PeopleonPage spyware/trojan. PeopleonPage was
caught by Spybot. File is [now] deleted. Thanks all."
So, you can try downloading and running the following things one-by-one:
Spybot Search & Destroy
*** IMPORTANT ***
If you already have Spybot and/or AdAware installed on your PC, be
sure to download the latest updates before running them.
Adintelligence scumware OR spyware OR adware OR parasite
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I hope that this Answer helps you to resolve your nasty problem, and
that you have smooth surfing once again!