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What is WDDMService.exe?

WDDMService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WDDMService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

WDDMService.exe file information

The process known as WD Drive Manager Service belongs to software WD Drive Manager or WDDriveManager.exe or WD SmartWare Drive Manager by WDC (www.wdc.com).

Description: WDDMService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WDDMService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 110,592 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 288,768 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/wddmservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The WDDMService.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall the program WD SmartWare or WD SmartWare Drive Manager, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to www.wdc.com to update it, go to www.support.wdc.com to contact the vendor, or go to WD SmartWare or WD SmartWare Drive Manager in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify WDDMService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WDDMService.exe. Therefore, you should check the WDDMService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I believe this a manager for my Western Digital External Drive
  Paul E. Zetterholm  
Part of Western Digital's SmartWare for their external USB drives. It's /way/ too "chatty" for my liking, though. All it should be doing is checking for software/driver updates, but it doesn't need to phone home every few seconds just to do that.
It can consume upto 50% of an I-7 quad core processor. I'm having an issue with it. About to uninstall the whole thing. I recommend that you avoid this CPU hog.
  Gary E Stewart  
This goes to my western Digital BackUP drive

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WDDMService.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks WDDMService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks WDDMService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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