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What is WDDriveService.exe?

WDDriveService.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 WDDriveService.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.


WDDriveService.exe file information

The process known as WD Drive Service belongs to software WD Drive Utilities or WD SmartWare or WD Security by Western Digital (www.wdc.com).

Description: WDDriveService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WDDriveService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 248,248 bytes (70% of all occurrences) or 246,688 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/wddriveservice.exe.html 
You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous.
It is possible to do the following:

  • go to the support area of the WDC website
  • update the program to the latest version
  • remove the entire program WD SmartWare or WD Drive Utilities using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify WDDriveService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WDDriveService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WDDriveService.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.



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