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How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your PC

WD SmartWare is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your PC. It was created for Windows by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Check out here where you can find out more on Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. You can see more info about WD SmartWare at . The application is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare directory. Take into account that this location can differ being determined by the user's decision. The full command line for uninstalling WD SmartWare is MsiExec.exe /X{A24D2799-843D-4352-8D6C-B980833E9BBD}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may be prompted for administrator rights. The application's main executable file is named WDSmartWare.exe and it has a size of 3.05 MB (3195248 bytes).

WD SmartWare contains of the executables below. They occupy 9.33 MB (9780040 bytes) on disk.

  • BackupTask.exe (415.86 KB)
  • WD Quick Formatter.exe (4.46 MB)
  • WDBackupEngine.exe (1,018.37 KB)
  • WDSmartWare.exe (3.05 MB)
  • ConvertSCE.exe (426.36 KB)

This page is about WD SmartWare version only. You can find below a few links to other WD SmartWare releases: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling WD SmartWare we suggest you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\Software Updates\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Western Digital\WD SmartWare
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\23B639E60215E214CA781C3D56E135F1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6E936B32-5120-412E-AC87-C1D3651E531F}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Western Digital\WD SmartWare

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\23B639E60215E214CA781C3D56E135F1\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{6E936B32-5120-412E-AC87-C1D3651E531F}\

How to uninstall WD SmartWare from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WD SmartWare is an application by the software company Western Digital Technologies, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to uninstall this program. This can be hard because removing this manually takes some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY action to uninstall WD SmartWare is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about 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 the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

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 your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find WD SmartWare or simply activate the Search field and type in "WD SmartWare". If it exists on your system the WD SmartWare application will be found automatically. After you select WD SmartWare in the list of apps, the following data about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about WD SmartWare, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for WD SmartWare:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{A24D2799-843D-4352-8D6C-B980833E9BBD}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove WD SmartWare.
Uninstall WD SmartWare

8. After uninstalling WD SmartWare, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of WD SmartWare which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling WD SmartWare using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove WD SmartWare supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 15:40:36.463