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Should I remove WD My Cloud?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,425
United States Rank #2,351
Reach 0.2585%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.61 days
371.96 days >
Average installed length: 195.44 days


VersionDistribution 16.22% 2.32% 34.37% 12.13% 5.10% 2.18% 15.86% 2.22% 4.28% 0.29% 5.03%

Typically installed together

WD My Cloud


WD My Cloud is a program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is vcredist_x86.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 27.41 MB (28,737,536 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of WD My Cloud come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wd.com
Help link: support.wd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WD My Cloud
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WD My Cloud\_WD My Cloud_installation\Uninstall WD My Cloud.exe"
Estimated size: 27.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD My Cloud

Program executable:vcredist_x86.exe
Name:Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup
Path:C:\Program Files\WD My Cloud\vcredist_x86.exe
Additional files:
  • adobe air.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR
  • adobecp15.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • airbonjour-win.dll
  • captiveappentry.exe
  • npswf32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502)
  • wd my cloud.exe
  • webkit.dll - WebKit DLL used by Adobe AIR (WebKit dynamic link library)
  • wdfileuploadwin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wd my cloud.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB9E0E97-86EB-4CD9-91E9-A3BBB094AAF0}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • wd my cloud.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WD My Cloud' and executes as C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD My Cloud\WD My Cloud.exe.

How do I remove WD My Cloud?

You can uninstall WD My Cloud 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 My Cloud, 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 My Cloud.

Win 10 59%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 59.15%
Windows 7 37.48%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Windows XP 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.72%
Windows 10 Home 20.38%
Windows 8.1 14.28%
Windows 10 Pro 11.40%
Windows 7 Professional 9.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.45%
  Germany 14.71%
  United Kingdom 6.90%
  Canada 3.99%
  Netherlands 3.31%
  Italy 3.02%
  France 2.75%
  Australia 1.16%
  Sweden 1.14%
  Spain 1.11%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Switzerland 1.00%
  DK 0.73%
  Norway 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.28%
Dell 21.19%
Acer 14.49%
ASUS 13.11%
Lenovo 7.11%
Medion 4.85%
Toshiba 3.64%
Samsung 3.33%
Intel 1.11%
MSI 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.07%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.88%
Dell XPS 8700 2.78%

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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