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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
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #18,639
United States Rank #12,858
Reach 0.0127%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.6.2.5 15.10%
1.6.0.19 12.24%
1.5.1 29.39%
1.5.0.6 16.73%
1.5.0 2.45%
1.4.5.5 5.71%
1.4.3.4 4.90%
1.4.2.5 0.82%
1.4.1.1 12.65%

Typically installed together

WD Software Upgrader

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Overview

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 70% of users of WD Software Upgrader come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

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
MD5:0a3f20d2ca636ebec7ab912ebf179935
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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#18,639

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.69%
Windows XP 34.69%
Windows 10 5.31%
Windows Vista 5.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.19%
Windows 7 Professional 11.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.88%
  Australia 4.52%
  Germany 3.61%
  Canada 3.61%
  United Kingdom 3.01%
  Italy 1.81%
  France 1.20%
  Norway 0.90%
  Switzerland 0.90%
  Greece 0.90%
  Slovenia 0.60%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Sweden 0.60%
  Mexico 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.67%
Hewlett-Packard 27.39%
GIGABYTE 9.55%
Intel 6.37%
ASUS 5.10%
American Megatrends 4.46%
Acer 4.46%
Medion 3.18%
Lenovo 1.27%
Apple 1.27%
Toshiba 0.64%
Sony 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
Dell XPS 8300 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.59%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.72%

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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