What is WDSmartWare.exe?
WDSmartWare.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 WDSmartWare.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.
WDSmartWare.exe file information
Description: WDSmartWare.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WDSmartWare.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 9,117,504 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 8,919,040 bytes, 9,136,960 bytes or 9,085,760 bytes.
The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The WDSmartWare.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The WDSmartWare.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. WDSmartWare.exe is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous.
If you run into problems with WDSmartWare.exe, you can also visit the www.support.wdc.com website, update the program to the latest version or uninstall WD SmartWare software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WDSmartWare.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WDSmartWare.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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