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Should I remove WD Discovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,860
United States Rank #7,990
Reach 0.0506%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.77 days
258.76 days >
Average installed length: 135.96 days


VersionDistribution 59.15% 40.85%

WD Discovery


WD Discovery is a software program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most common release 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 primary executable is named WDDiscovery.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.63 MB (3,804,877 bytes). The installed file WDUpdateRCW.dll 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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of WD Discovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wdc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Discovery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{02DC675D-4BA4-40D9-A94D-6895D07C7419}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.63 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD Discovery

Program executable:WDDiscovery.exe
Name:WD Discovery™
Path:C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Discovery\WDDiscovery.exe
Additional files:
  • WDLocale.dll - WD Shared Libraries (WD Locale)
  • WDUpdateRCW.dll - WD Update Runtime Callable Wrapper
  • WDUPnP.dll - WD UPnP
  • WDUtilities.dll - WD Utilities
  • WDDiscovery.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WDDiscovery.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECA3C3C6-4E15-44A6-8FF7-C969A6DD45E8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WDDiscovery.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Discovery\WDDiscovery.exe'.

How do I remove WD Discovery?

Quickly and completely remove WD Discovery from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WD Discovery 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 WD Discovery, 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 WD Discovery.

Win 8 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 51.27%
Windows 7 44.93%
Windows Vista 2.54%
Windows XP 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.85%
Windows 8.1 15.77%
Windows 7 Professional 11.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.42%
Windows 10 Home 7.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.79%
  Germany 10.63%
  United Kingdom 8.18%
  Canada 6.19%
  Australia 3.50%
  Netherlands 3.27%
  Italy 3.15%
  France 2.10%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Sweden 1.29%
  DK 1.29%
  Austria 0.82%
  Spain 0.82%
  Israel 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.86%
Dell 21.88%
Acer 12.24%
ASUS 9.38%
Lenovo 5.73%
Toshiba 5.21%
Medion 4.43%
Samsung 3.91%
Intel 1.04%
MSI 1.04%
Alienware 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.42%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.14%
Dell XPS 8700 2.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.69%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.79%

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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