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Should I remove WD Quick View?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,369
United States Rank #9,953
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 233.05 days
739.55 days >
Average installed length: 388.58 days


VersionDistribution 20.51% 6.09% 4.17% 69.23%

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WD Quick View

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What is WD Quick View?

This is a utility that will discover WD network attached storage drives on the network and provide drive status information.


WD Quick View is a software program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 WDDMStatus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 8.86 MB (9,293,434 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 81% of users of WD Quick View come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wdc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Quick View\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{19A2103A-A588-421C-B4CD-30E02FA401A3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD Quick View

Program executable:WDDMStatus.exe
WD Drive Manager Status
Path:C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Quick View\WDDMStatus.exe
  • WDDMStatus.exe - WD Drive Manager Status

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WDDMStatus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7947C7D-5FC7-4F43-ABDA-2239AAA65DCE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WDDMStatus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WD Quick View' which loads as C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Quick View\WDDMStatus.exe.
Network connections
  • WDDMStatus.exe connects to www.westerndigital.be ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126076929%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00587281%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00673488%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,173,251
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:260.57 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove WD Quick View?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.58%
Windows 10 26.28%
Windows XP 7.05%
Windows Vista 6.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.35%
Windows 7 Professional 11.86%
Windows 10 Home 8.01%
Windows 8.1 7.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.75%
  Canada 4.20%
  Germany 3.54%
  United Kingdom 1.99%
  Australia 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Japan 1.11%
  Switzerland 0.88%
  Spain 0.66%
  Singapore 0.44%
  Ireland 0.44%
  Poland 0.44%
  BH 0.22%
  South Africa 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.81%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Acer 12.12%
Toshiba 8.08%
ASUS 7.58%
Lenovo 3.54%
Intel 2.02%
Medion 2.02%
Samsung 1.52%
Sony 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%
Gateway DX4860 2.19%
Dell Inspiron 3520 2.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.19%

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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