WD Security WD Security

A guide to uninstall WD Security from your computer

WD Security is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. It is made by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Take a look here where you can read more on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. You can see more info on WD Security at . Usually the WD Security application is to be found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security directory, depending on the user's option during install. WD Security's full uninstall command line is C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{4459e8a3-abbb-4ad9-9b28-623d86bac193}\WDSecuritySetup.exe. WDSecurity.exe is the WD Security's primary executable file and it occupies around 6.23 MB (6536704 bytes) on disk.

The following executable files are incorporated in WD Security. They occupy 11.05 MB (11584512 bytes) on disk.

  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.81 MB)
  • WDSecurity.exe (6.23 MB)

The current web page applies to WD Security version only. You can find below info on other releases of WD Security: to view all...
When planning to uninstall WD Security you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall WD Security:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\WDSecurity.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security\WDSecurity.exe.FriendlyAppName

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

WD Security is an application offered by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Some computer users decide to erase it. Sometimes this is hard because deleting this manually takes some advanced knowledge related to PCs. The best SIMPLE practice 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 already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate WD Security or simply click the Search field and type in "WD Security". If it exists on your system the WD Security app will be found very quickly. When you click WD Security in the list of applications, the following information about the program is shown to you:

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

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{4459e8a3-abbb-4ad9-9b28-623d86bac193}\WDSecuritySetup.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WD Security.
Uninstall WD Security

8. After uninstalling WD Security, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong WD Security that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing WD Security with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall WD Security supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2022-04-23 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2022-04-23 15:28:45.963