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Should I remove WinArchiver Virtual Drive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,841
United States Rank #24,215
Reach 0.0079%


2.8 78.38%
2.6 1.80%
2.5 2.70%
2.4 4.50%
2.3 5.41%
2.2 4.50%
2.1 2.70%

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WinArchiver Virtual Drive


WinArchiver Virtual Drive is a program developed by WinArchiver Computing. The most used version is 2.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is wahelper.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.44 MB (1,509,153 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 36% of users of WinArchiver Virtual Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinArchiver Virtual Drive
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinArchiver Virtual Drive\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinArchiver Virtual Drive

Program executable:wahelper.exe
Name:WinArchiver Virtual Drive Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\winarchiver virtual drive\wahelper.exe
Additional files:
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • setup64.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • WAService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WAHELPER.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3C3A641C-3407-4E52-93B0-94EC53C18F4C}' (runs on registration).
  • WAService.exe runs as a service named 'WinArchiver Service' (WinArchiver Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WAHELPER.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WAHELPER.EXE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\WinArchiver Virtual Drive\WAHELPER.EXE".

How do I remove WinArchiver Virtual Drive?

Quickly and completely remove WinArchiver Virtual Drive from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WinArchiver Virtual Drive from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinArchiver Virtual Drive, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WinArchiver Virtual Drive.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.47%
Windows 8 23.42%
Windows XP 8.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.11%
Windows 8.1 6.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.43%
  United Kingdom 9.30%
  Brazil 3.88%
  Japan 3.88%
  Sweden 3.10%
  Australia 2.33%
  Spain 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Canada 2.33%
  Egypt 2.33%
  Norway 1.55%
  Finland 1.55%
  Austria 1.55%
  New Zealand 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.88%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 10.94%
ASUS 9.38%
Samsung 6.25%
Lenovo 4.69%
Sony 3.13%
Medion 1.56%
Intel 1.56%
Apple 1.56%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 545 2.20%
Acer Aspire 5739G 2.20%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.20%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite U500 1.10%


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