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A way to uninstall WD Security from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall WD Security for Windows. The Windows release was created by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. You can find out more on Western Digital Technologies, Inc. or check for application updates here. Please open if you want to read more on WD Security on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.'s web page. Usually the WD Security program is found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security directory, depending on the user's option during setup. The full command line for uninstalling WD Security is C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{3add5d6a-ee06-4eba-aea0-cbd8eb1486d4}\WDSecuritySetup.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. WDSecurity.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 6.25 MB (6555248 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed along with WD Security. They take about 11.16 MB (11702528 bytes) on disk.

  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.91 MB)
  • WDSecurity.exe (6.25 MB)

This page is about WD Security version only. For other WD Security versions please click below: to view all...
When you're planning to uninstall WD Security you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall WD Security:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108025436.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108025436_0_DriveSecuritySetup.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108025542.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108025542_000_DriveSecuritySetup.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030032.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030032_000_DriveSecuritySetup.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030116.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030116_000_DriveSecuritySetup.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030252.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030252_000_DriveSecuritySetup.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030322.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030322_000_DriveSecuritySetup.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030457.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030527.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030539.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030703.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030732.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030741.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20230108030818.log

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\WD Security
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{9629d8ce-7cc4-4142-b7f8-2c003f1c6613}

A way to uninstall WD Security with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD Security is a program released by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Frequently, users want to erase it. This is efortful because removing this manually takes some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE practice to erase WD Security 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 Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate WD Security or simply activate the Search field and type in "WD Security". The WD Security application will be found automatically. After you click WD Security in the list of programs, the following information regarding the application is available to you:

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

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{3add5d6a-ee06-4eba-aea0-cbd8eb1486d4}\WDSecuritySetup.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. 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 an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of WD Security that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing WD Security using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to remove WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info 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 our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-12-05 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-12-04 23:07:30.983