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Should I remove WD Diagnostics?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,960
United States Rank #3,193
Reach 0.1035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.90 days
669.21 days >
Average installed length: 351.62 days


1.09.0002 78.96%
1.09.0001 0.64%
1.08.0000 4.66%
1.07.0000 15.45%
1.06.0000 0.10%
1.05.0200 0.20%

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WD Diagnostics

What is WD Diagnostics?  (from Western Digital Technologies)

Western Digital Diagnostics can provide you with the model and serial of WD drives attached to the system. On the main program screen, there are two windows. In the top window, you will see the drives in your system, that are available for testing. The model number, serial number, and capacity of each drive will be dis...  Read more


WD Diagnostics is a software program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most common release is 1.09.0002, 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 primary executable is named WinDlg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 837.97 KB (858,084 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 71% of users of WD Diagnostics come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.WDC.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital Technologies\Diagnostics\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0AB76F69-E761-4CFA-B9B0-A1906B4E9E4B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 837.97 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD Diagnostics

Program executable:WinDlg.exe
Name:DLGDIAG for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\Western Digital Technologies\Diagnostics\WinDlg.exe
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows (Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows Setup)
  • WinDlg.exe - DLGDIAG for Windows
  • disk16.dll
  • disk32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinDlg.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BAFB7E1D-B9E9-4127-956E-2FB2FBAB50BA}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove WD Diagnostics?

You can uninstall WD Diagnostics 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 Diagnostics, 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 Diagnostics.

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 36.63%
Windows Vista 29.82%
Windows XP 23.51%
Windows 10 9.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.49%
Windows 7 Professional 6.19%
Windows 10 Home 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.27%
  Germany 4.65%
  Canada 3.61%
  France 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  Australia 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  Italy 1.15%
  Israel 1.01%
  Sweden 0.76%
  Norway 0.66%
  Belgium 0.63%
  Greece 0.59%
  Czech Republic 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.52%
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Acer 7.27%
Toshiba 7.04%
Intel 4.51%
American Megatrends 4.11%
ASUS 2.77%
Medion 2.06%
Sahara 1.66%
Gateway 1.11%
Lenovo 0.79%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.90%
Dell Dell XPS420 4.17%
Dell Dell DXP061 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.63%

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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