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A guide to uninstall Discovery from your system

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove Discovery for Windows. It was created for Windows by Discovery. Take a look here for more information on Discovery. The program is often placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application folder. Take into account that this location can vary being determined by the user's choice. You can remove Discovery by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe. Note that you might get a notification for admin rights. msedge_proxy.exe is the Discovery's main executable file and it takes about 758.38 KB (776584 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of Discovery. They take about 18.05 MB (18931176 bytes) on disk.

  • msedge.exe (2.75 MB)
  • msedge_proxy.exe (758.38 KB)
  • pwahelper.exe (786.88 KB)
  • cookie_exporter.exe (97.89 KB)
  • elevation_service.exe (1.47 MB)
  • identity_helper.exe (989.38 KB)
  • msedgewebview2.exe (2.32 MB)
  • notification_helper.exe (990.39 KB)
  • ie_to_edge_stub.exe (473.38 KB)
  • setup.exe (3.26 MB)
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The information on this page is only about version 1.0 of Discovery. If you are manually uninstalling Discovery we advise you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Discovery:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\1601135271948\WD Discovery
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WD Discovery Crashes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove Discovery:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\WD Discovery Installer.exe.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx__gbejbheehigoejbbpjbaeofclfgdopkb\Discovery [My Cloud EX2 Ultra ™].ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx__gbejbheehigoejbbpjbaeofclfgdopkb\Discovery.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx__gbejbheehigoejbbpjbaeofclfgdopkb\Discovery.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\g107htk4.default\activity-stream.discovery_stream.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\200\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_Western Digital_Discovery_Current_WD Discovery_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\1601135271948\WD Discovery\Update WD Discovery Utilities.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\1601135271948\WD Discovery\WD Discovery.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WD Discovery Crashes\operation_log.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\$$_microsoft.net_assembly_gac_msil_system.servicemodel.discovery_v4.0_4.0.0.0_31bf3856ad364e35_77886dd12f6a8907.cdf-ms.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\discovery (2).lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\discovery.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\kk (Discovery).lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\GPUCache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\GPUCache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\GPUCache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\GPUCache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\GPUCache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\Local Storage\leveldb\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\Local Storage\leveldb\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\Local Storage\leveldb\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\Local Storage\leveldb\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\Local Storage\leveldb\MANIFEST-000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\lockfile
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\apps.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\access.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\access.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\access_disabled.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\access_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\access_hover.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\acronis.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\acronis@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\backup.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\backup.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\backup_disabled.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\backup_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\backup_hover.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\blancco.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\blancco@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\default_app.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\default_app_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\digime.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\digime@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\drive_utilities.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\drive_utilities.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\drive_utilities_disabled.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\drive_utilities_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\drive_utilities_hover.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\eset.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\eset@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\magisto.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\magisto@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\plex.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\plex@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\security.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\security.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\security_disabled.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\security_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\security_hover.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\smartware.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\smartware.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\smartware_disabled.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\smartware_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\smartware_hover.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\sync.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\sync.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\sync_disabled.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\sync_hover.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\sync_hover.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\upthere.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\upthere@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\wd_backup.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\wd_backup@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\wd_security.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\wd_security@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\wd_utilities.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\apps\wd_utilities@2x.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0110.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0111.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\070A.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\070B.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\070C.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\071A.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\071C.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\071D.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0730.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0732.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0740.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0741.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0742.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0743.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0746.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0748.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\074A.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\074C.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\074E.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\0778.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\077A.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\07A0.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery\plugins\com.wdc.plugin.catalog\current\assets\devices\07A2.png

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FunctionDiscovery.Discovery
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Reference Assemblies|Microsoft|Framework|.NETFramework|v4.0|Profile|Client|System.ServiceModel.Discovery.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Reference Assemblies|Microsoft|Framework|.NETFramework|v4.0|System.ServiceModel.Discovery.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Reference Assemblies|Microsoft|Framework|.NETFramework|v4.5|System.ServiceModel.Discovery.dll
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Acronis\Connections\smb\discovery.home
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\fd1fbe838559c4c4dbfb1548d7c5b054
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Function Discovery
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feed Discovery
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SystemSettings\SettingId\SystemSettings_Device_Discovery
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SystemSettings\SettingId\SystemSettings_RemoteDesktop_Discovery
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\WD Discovery Installer_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\WD Discovery Installer_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WSDAPI\Discovery Proxies
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework\Fusion\References\System.ServiceModel.Discovery, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=Neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=msil
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Function Discovery
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feed Discovery
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WSDAPI\Discovery Proxies

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MrtCache\C:%5CWINDOWS%5CSystemResources%5CWindows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold%5CWindows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold.pri\1d68680e8522590\6e74a865\@{windows?ms-resource://Windows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold/SearchResources/SystemSettings_RemoteDesktop_Discovery/Description}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MrtCache\C:%5CWINDOWS%5CSystemResources%5CWindows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold%5CWindows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold.pri\1d68680e8522590\6e74a865\@{windows?ms-resource://Windows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold/SearchResources/SystemSettings_RemoteDesktop_Discovery/HighKeywords}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-434431110-3149420377-3623926600-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\Discovery\Current\WD Discovery.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MicrosoftEdgeElevationService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Defaults\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\PlayTo-SSDP-Discovery-PlayToScope
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\PlayTo-SSDP-Discovery-PlayToScope
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WDDriveService\Description


How to uninstall Discovery from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Discovery is a program marketed by Discovery. Frequently, people choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE manner to uninstall Discovery is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Discovery or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Discovery". If it is installed on your PC the Discovery application will be found automatically. After you click Discovery in the list of programs, the following data regarding the application is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Discovery, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Discovery.
Uninstall Discovery


8. After uninstalling Discovery, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Discovery that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Discovery with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Discovery by Discovery from your PC, nor are we saying that Discovery by Discovery is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Discovery in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2020-10-09 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-10-09 14:18:52.587