WD SmartWare WD SmartWare

How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your system

WD SmartWare is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by Western Digital. Open here for more information on Western Digital. You can see more info on WD SmartWare at . WD SmartWare is typically installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD SmartWare folder, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the program. The entire uninstall command line for WD SmartWare is MsiExec.exe /X{B36AB323-9849-4486-AB8F-93E64A06E716}. WDSmartWare.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 8.66 MB (9085760 bytes) on disk.

WD SmartWare is composed of the following executables which occupy 11.02 MB (11555488 bytes) on disk:

  • EraseDrive.exe (213.31 KB)
  • MBSstarter.exe (16.00 KB)
  • MemeoBackgroundService.exe (25.22 KB)
  • RemoveMemeoPlans.exe (13.31 KB)
  • WDDriveInfo.exe (2.07 MB)
  • WDSmartWare.exe (8.66 MB)
  • WDSmartWareBackgroundService.exe (20.00 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of WD SmartWare. You can find below info on other releases of WD SmartWare:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Some of these are shown below.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WD SmartWare
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

The files below remain on your disk by WD SmartWare when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WDDMStatus.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WDSmartWare.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WD SmartWare\WD SmartWare.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Blacklist.ini

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{CD0DC280-2489-4464-A2FC-16104676394A}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

Additional values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{CD0DC280-2489-4464-A2FC-16104676394A}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\0032A76F285E27842B8B2FD281E4FA5C\082CD0DC984246442ACF6101646793A4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\003C25D8F4FEA7142BC43C8B9269053C\082CD0DC984246442ACF6101646793A4

How to delete WD SmartWare from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is an application offered by Western Digital. Frequently, people want to erase it. This is easier said than done because performing this manually takes some skill related to Windows internal functioning. The best EASY procedure to erase WD SmartWare is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to optimize your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate WD SmartWare or simply click the Search feature and type in "WD SmartWare". The WD SmartWare app will be found automatically. After you click WD SmartWare in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding WD SmartWare, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for WD SmartWare:

  • The web site of the application is: www.wdc.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{B36AB323-9849-4486-AB8F-93E64A06E716}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare

8. After uninstalling WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of WD SmartWare which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling WD SmartWare with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove WD SmartWare by Western Digital from your PC, we are not saying that WD SmartWare by Western Digital is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove WD SmartWare in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:33:05.920