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WD Livewire Utility

What is WD Livewire Utility?  (from Western Digital Technologies)

Use the WD Livewire Utility to manage your powerline device network. Create high-speed Internet connections anywhere in your home without running wires between rooms. Just use your home's electrical wiring to create a network. With speed up to 200 megabits per second*, the WD Livewire Powerline AV network kit is fast e...  Read more


WD Livewire Utility is a program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is viper32.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 645.28 KB (660,766 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 68% of users of WD Livewire Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.westerndigital.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\western digital\wd livewire utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Livewire Utility\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 645.28 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WD Livewire Utility

Program executable:viper32.exe
Name:WD Livewire Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\western digital\wd livewire utility\viper32.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove WD Livewire Utility?

You can uninstall WD Livewire Utility 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 Livewire Utility, 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 Livewire Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.87%
Windows 10 21.85%
Windows Vista 8.40%
Windows XP 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.66%
Windows 7 Professional 16.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.63%
Windows 10 Home 7.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.88%
  Canada 5.45%
  Australia 4.85%
  Germany 4.24%
  Italy 4.24%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Hong Kong 0.61%
  Dominican Republic 0.61%
  Colombia 0.61%
  France 0.61%
  RS 0.61%
  Russia 0.61%
  Mexico 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.48%
Acer 21.13%
Hewlett-Packard 8.45%
Alienware 4.23%
Lenovo 2.82%
Sahara 2.82%
American Megatrends 2.82%
Compaq 1.41%
Common models
LENOVO 2958 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.13%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.13%
Dell XPS 8300 2.13%
Packard Bell imedia S3800 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.13%

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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