What is wdService.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the wdService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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WdService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wdService
WdService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WebDrive belongs to software NetDrive or WebDrive or WebDrive Service or Webdisk Client or Wanadoo Espace Partagé or Microsoft Office Groove Setup by South River Technologies (

Description: WdService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WdService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 2,871,296 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The wdService.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. WdService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Netdrive provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->NetDrive or WebDrive).

Recommended: Identify wdService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wdService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wdService.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

WebDrive, FTP-programm
  daniel   (further information)
WebDrive Service
    (further information)
WinDev Service, Use to run application as NT service
  Philippe   (further information)
Novell Net drive
    (further information)
WebDrive Service
  Nick   (further information)
WebDrive service from Novell. Works with NetDrive. Allows Mapping of FTP sites.
appeared after Novell Net drive installed
WebDrive service
  Pierre A. Losson   (further information)
CA Etrust firewall inercepted for approval after PointSec install; approved
  Keith Brwester  
novell net drive very useful
PointSec's WebDrive application
  Eddie   (further information)
Its the Service to the NetDrive and/or WebDrive utility
  Rick Pennyfield  

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Summary: Average user rating of wdService.exe: based on 19 votes with 13 user comments. 17 users think wdService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving wdService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wdService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the wdService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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