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Should I remove WD Quick View?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #821
United States Rank #694
Reach 0.8420%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.85 days
349.54 days >
Average installed length: 183.66 days


VersionDistribution 0.04% 0.74% 9.01% 0.16% 4.46% 0.83% 10.65% 2.67% 19.26% 7.14% 1.99% 9.54% 5.10% 2.22% 7.34% 7.52% 5.36% 2.94% 1.95% 0.76% 0.10% 0.23%

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WD Quick View

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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is WDDMStatus.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.77 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 8.88 MB (9,312,907 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of WD Quick View come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wdc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Quick View\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7AE7E90E-B406-479F-A880-CBEAD07C492C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD Quick View

Program executable:WDDMStatus.exe
WD Quick View
Signed by:Western Digital Technologies
Path:C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Quick View\WDDMStatus.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • WDDMStatus.exe - WD Quick View
  • WDDMStatus_IObitDel.exe
  • msvcr100.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WDDMStatus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF7A6382-ECF7-4223-BD63-A05CC58027B2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WDDMStatus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WD Quick View_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (User Run)
  • WDDMStatus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WD Quick View' and executes as C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Quick View\WDDMStatus.exe.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WDDMStatus.exe is added as a firewall exception for '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:3.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004015419%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00030096%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010058%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,749,147
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:102.08 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WD Quick View?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Quick View.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.35%
Windows 7 44.87%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Windows XP 1.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.46%
Windows 10 Home 18.51%
Windows 8.1 12.32%
Windows 7 Professional 10.21%
Windows 10 Pro 8.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.95%
  Germany 7.26%
  Canada 5.80%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  France 2.79%
  Italy 2.28%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Australia 1.74%
  Sweden 0.89%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Spain 0.80%
  Switzerland 0.71%
  India 0.66%
  Norway 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.28%
Dell 26.28%
Acer 11.91%
ASUS 10.96%
Toshiba 5.74%
Lenovo 4.98%
Samsung 3.45%
Medion 1.63%
Intel 1.17%
MSI 0.74%
Alienware 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.56%
ASUS All Series 6.38%
Dell XPS 8700 3.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.09%
Dell XPS 8300 2.62%

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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Pyrrhusover a year ago
I would recommend uninstall it if you're experiencing extreme lags on online FPS like BF4. The installation of Quick View includes (if I'm not wrong), the creation of a service "WD Drive Manager", which seems particularily bugging the overall inhouse LAN's performance. If you don't want to uninstall it, the most simple way to get rid of these lags is then to stop this service and set the autostart to off. I'm sure this info will help another BF player soon ^^