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Should I remove WD Software Upgrader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,943
United States Rank #11,020
Reach 0.0169%


VersionDistribution 15.61% 12.24%
1.5.1 29.11% 16.88%
1.5.0 1.69% 5.91% 5.06% 0.84% 12.66%

Typically installed together

WD Software Upgrader


WD Software Upgrader is a software program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most common release is 1.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named WD SmartWare Upgrader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 48.02 MB (50,351,371 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 69% of users of WD Software Upgrader come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wdc.com
Help link: www.support.wdc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Software Upgrader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6A001CC0-2B9B-48EB-88F8-AF9821B05B02}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 48.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WD Software Upgrader

Program executable:WD SmartWare Upgrader.exe
Name:WD SmartWare Upgrader
WD SmartWare Software Updater
Path:C:\ProgramData\Western Digital\WD SmartWare Upgrader\WD SmartWare Upgrader.exe
Additional files:
  • preservebackupplans.exe - PreserveBackupPlans
  • wd smartware upgrader.exe - WD SmartWare Upgrader (WD SmartWare Software Updater)
  • wd smartware setup.exe

How do I remove WD Software Upgrader?

Quickly and completely remove WD Software Upgrader from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WD Software Upgrader 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 Software Upgrader, 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 Software Upgrader.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.01%
Windows XP 35.44%
Windows Vista 5.49%
Windows 8 5.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 34.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Australia 4.92%
  Canada 4.00%
  Germany 3.69%
  United Kingdom 2.77%
  Italy 1.85%
  France 0.92%
  Israel 0.92%
  Norway 0.92%
  Greece 0.92%
  Switzerland 0.92%
  Slovenia 0.62%
  Belgium 0.62%
  Netherlands 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.14%
Hewlett-Packard 29.05%
ASUS 5.41%
Intel 4.73%
Acer 4.73%
American Megatrends 4.05%
Medion 4.05%
Apple 1.35%
Toshiba 0.68%
Lenovo 0.68%
Gateway 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.31%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.65%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.77%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.77%

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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