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Should I remove WD Link?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,931
United States Rank #6,658
Reach 0.0631%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.93 days
469.85 days >
Average installed length: 246.87 days


1.00.03 93.04%
1.00.01 6.96%

WD Link

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What is WD Link?

The Link Tool is used to discover WD drives on the network, and to create mapped network drives from their share folders. The Link Tool is used to discover WD drives on the network, and to create mapped network drives from their share folders.


The most used version is 1.00.03, 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 wdlink.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 46.76 MB (49,036,463 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.westerndigital.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\western digital\wd link
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Link\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 46.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WD Link

Program executable:wdlink.exe
Name:WD Link
Path:C:\Program Files\western digital\wd link\wdlink.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WDLink.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7BA8F4A-6881-476A-BAA5-7BDEFD7A5269}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WDLink.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Link\WDLink.exe'.

How do I remove WD Link?

Quickly and completely remove WD Link from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WD Link 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 Link, 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 Link.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.15%
Windows 10 31.67%
Windows XP 4.42%
Windows Vista 3.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.03%
Windows 7 Professional 15.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.74%
Windows 8.1 5.99%
Windows 10 Home 5.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.87%
  Germany 7.82%
  Canada 7.48%
  United Kingdom 6.17%
  Australia 4.60%
  France 2.81%
  Netherlands 2.81%
  Italy 2.54%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Switzerland 1.23%
  Spain 1.03%
  Sweden 0.89%
  DK 0.82%
  Norway 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.27%
Hewlett-Packard 24.27%
Acer 13.08%
ASUS 7.56%
Samsung 5.96%
Toshiba 5.81%
Lenovo 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
Alienware 1.02%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
ASUS All Series 2.34%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.34%

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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