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Should I remove WD SmartWare Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #930
United States Rank #791
Reach 0.7410%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.29 days
391.95 days >
Average installed length: 205.94 days


VersionDistribution 8.18% 2.27% 0.04% 0.82% 9.34% 10.22% 4.96% 0.94% 12.19% 2.94% 11.86% 5.83% 0.01% 2.51% 7.55% 8.81% 5.40% 3.45% 2.29% 0.40%

WD SmartWare Installer

What is WD SmartWare Installer?  (from Western Digital Technologies)

The choice is yours. Schedule backups for when your computer is idle or choose automatic, continuous backup to instantly save files when they are added or as changes are saved. If you have a WD external drive that does not have WD SmartWare installed, or even a third party external USB drive, you can download the softw...  Read more


WD SmartWare Installer is a program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 941.43 KB (964,026 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 58% of users of WD SmartWare Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wdc.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{79f91c4e-058b-4a4f-929a-c967e38b6f55}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{79f91c4e-058b-4a4f-929a-c967e38b6f55}\WD SmartWare Installer.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 941.43 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WD SmartWare Installer

  • WD SmartWare Installer.exe - WD SmartWare Installer

How do I remove WD SmartWare Installer?

You can uninstall WD SmartWare Installer 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 SmartWare Installer, 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 SmartWare Installer.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.51%
Windows 7 47.39%
Windows Vista 3.10%
Windows XP 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.20%
Windows 10 Home 16.08%
Windows 8.1 12.91%
Windows 7 Professional 10.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.17%
Windows 10 Pro 6.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.77%
  Germany 6.86%
  Canada 6.05%
  United Kingdom 5.60%
  France 2.68%
  Italy 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Australia 1.90%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Belgium 0.88%
  Switzerland 0.72%
  Spain 0.72%
  India 0.64%
  Israel 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.25%
Dell 26.74%
Acer 12.36%
ASUS 10.79%
Toshiba 5.86%
Lenovo 4.60%
Samsung 3.55%
Intel 1.12%
Medion 0.96%
MSI 0.73%
Alienware 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.47%
ASUS All Series 5.84%
Dell XPS 8700 3.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.99%
Dell XPS 8300 2.79%

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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