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WD Beta Tools


WD Beta Tools is a software program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named wdbetatoolsstatus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 815.43 KB (834,997 bytes). The installed file WDBetaToolsUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 93% of users of WD Beta Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.WesternDigital.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Beta Tools
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4CFDBD15-FE17-48FF-BB18-8007DDBCAF6F}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 815.43 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD Beta Tools

Program executable:wdbetatoolsstatus.exe
Name:WD Beta Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\western digital\wd beta tools\wdbetatoolsstatus.exe
Additional files:
  • HdtPoll.exe - HDT Polling Application
  • wdi11302.exe - wdi11302 Application
  • wdi18441.exe - wdi18441 Application
  • WDBetaTools.exe
  • WDBetaToolsUpdate.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WDBetaTools.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WDBetaTools' (runs daily at 06:00).
  • WDBetaToolsUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WDBetaToolsUpdate' (runs daily at 5:30 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WDBetaToolsStatus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WDBetaToolsStatus.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WDBetaToolsStatus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WDBetaToolStatus' which loads as C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Beta Tools\WDBetaToolsStatus.exe.

How do I remove WD Beta Tools?

You can uninstall WD Beta Tools 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 WD Beta Tools, 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 WD Beta Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 40%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 20.00%
Windows 8 Pro 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  Germany 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Common models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard h9-1215t 25.00%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 25.00%
ASUS All Series 25.00%

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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