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Should I remove My Net View?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,505
United States Rank #6,283
Reach 0.0462%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.58 days
489.24 days >
Average installed length: 257.06 days


VersionDistribution 97.37% 2.63%

Typically installed together

My Net View

What is My Net View?

This tool is used to discover and display devices on your network, and to assist with some basic network diagnostics.


My Net View is a program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is mynetview.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 5.49 MB (5,754,880 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of My Net View come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wdc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\western digital\my net view
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7F9C9908-69E3-4474-A081-256F27995A18}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by My Net View

Program executable:mynetview.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\western digital\my net view\mynetview.exe
Additional files:
  • updatemanager.dll - UpdateManager
  • networkinfo.dll - NetworkInfo
  • mynetview.resources.dll - MyNetView
  • ionic.zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • nlog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.0.2000 (NLog for .NET Framework 3.5)
  • discowrapper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mynetview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{96622AC3-F62B-4C5A-8BBE-D2CF58A167E6}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mynetview.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Western Digital\My Net View\MyNetView.exe'.

How do I remove My Net View?

You can uninstall My Net View 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program My Net View, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 My Net View.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.74%
Windows 10 40.11%
Windows Vista 3.41%
Windows XP 2.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.31%
Windows 7 Professional 10.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.36%
Windows 10 Home 10.36%
Windows 10 Pro 7.72%
Windows 8.1 7.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.54%
  Canada 6.15%
  Germany 5.65%
  United Kingdom 3.99%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Australia 2.08%
  Italy 1.74%
  France 1.50%
  Sweden 0.83%
  Switzerland 0.83%
  Belgium 0.83%
  DK 0.66%
  Spain 0.66%
  Brazil 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.97%
Hewlett-Packard 26.78%
Acer 11.61%
ASUS 10.30%
Toshiba 5.06%
Lenovo 3.56%
Samsung 3.37%
Medion 2.62%
Intel 2.25%
Alienware 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.56%
ASUS All Series 3.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.51%
Dell XPS 8300 2.11%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.11%

About Western Digital Technologies

Western Digital is one of the largest hard disk drive manufacturers and has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company.
Publisher URL: www.wdc.com


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