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A guide to uninstall WD Security from your PC

This web page contains complete information on how to uninstall WD Security for Windows. It is written by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Open here where you can find out more on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Click on to get more information about WD Security on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.'s website. The application is usually placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security directory (same installation drive as Windows). WD Security's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{17194DA0-755B-4BAA-A8C9-EC5549F7D596}. WDSecurity.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 6.25 MB (6551928 bytes) on disk.

WD Security installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 11.15 MB (11687696 bytes) on disk.

  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.90 MB)
  • WDSecurity.exe (6.25 MB)

This web page is about WD Security version alone. You can find below a few links to other WD Security releases: to view all...
Several files, folders and registry entries can not be uninstalled when you remove WD Security from your computer.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital\WD Security

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove WD Security:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\WD_Security_20190116093202.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\IObit\IObit Uninstaller\Log\WD Security.history

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6422f3d1-f66a-42ab-9726-67fca9d3964b}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Western Digital\WD Security

How to remove WD Security from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD Security is an application released by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Sometimes, people decide to uninstall it. Sometimes this is hard because removing this manually requires some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY solution to uninstall 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 PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate WD Security or simply activate the Search feature and type in "WD Security". If it is installed on your PC the WD Security app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click WD Security in the list of applications, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding WD Security, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to remove, 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: MsiExec.exe /X{17194DA0-755B-4BAA-A8C9-EC5549F7D596}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WD Security.
Uninstall WD Security

8. After removing WD Security, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong WD Security that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling WD Security using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that WD Security by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall WD Security supposing you want to. 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' PCs.

2017-05-15 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-05-15 02:05:41.223