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How to uninstall WD Security from your computer

WD Security is a computer program. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It is written by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Open here for more info on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. More details about the application WD Security can be seen at . The application is often installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove WD Security by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{83270912-15C7-4336-822E-E8F1B1BBCA60}. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file is called WDDriveSecurity.exe and it has a size of 309.94 KB (317376 bytes).

The executables below are part of WD Security. They take about 6.42 MB (6727928 bytes) on disk.

  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.45 MB)
  • WDDriveAutoUnlock.exe (1.61 MB)
  • WDDriveSecurity.exe (309.94 KB)
  • WDUnzip.exe (52.42 KB)

The current web page applies to WD Security version only. Click on the links below for other WD Security versions:

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WD Security has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall WD Security:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\Images\071D.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\Images\071D_Selected.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\Images\0746.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\Images\0746_Selected.png

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\WD Security
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{83270912-15C7-4336-822E-E8F1B1BBCA60}

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\WDDriveSecurity.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\WDDriveSecurity.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{83270912-15C7-4336-822E-E8F1B1BBCA60}\InstallLocation

How to delete WD Security from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD Security is an application by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Some users want to erase this application. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because deleting this by hand requires some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK solution to erase WD Security is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find WD Security or simply activate the Search field and type in "WD Security". If it exists on your system the WD Security app will be found automatically. When you select WD Security in the list of programs, the following data about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about WD Security, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for WD Security:

  • The publisher is: http://support.wdc.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{83270912-15C7-4336-822E-E8F1B1BBCA60}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove WD Security.
Uninstall WD Security

8. After uninstalling WD Security, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of WD Security which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing WD Security using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove WD Security supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 03:18:57.130