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What is wdrulesengine.exe?

Part of WD SmartWare by Western Digital

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How does wdrulesengine.exe run?

Service - wdrulesengine.exe runs as a background Windows service (WDRulesService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wdrulesengine.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wdrulesengine.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How stable is WD SmartWare?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wdrulesengine.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00013% CPU1311.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
22.41 MB RAM104.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 8 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\western digital\wd smartware\wdrulesengine.exe

Are there other versions of WD SmartWare?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by WD SmartWare.

What else is related?

WD SmartWare Stability

wdrulesengine.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: wdrulesengine.exe
Publisher: Western Digital (verified)
Name: WD SmartWare
Description: WD Rules Engine
Size: 1.12 MB
Original file name: WDRulesEngine.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/10/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001537012%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000225791%
User CPU: 0.00013112207421%
Privileged CPU time: 23166.15 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,642,372,555
CPU cycle count /min: 36,308,639
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 161.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 163.82 MB
Paged memory: 22.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.98 MB
Paged system memory: 216.38 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.04 KB
Working set memory: 4.83 MB
Peak working set memory: 19.43 MB
Min working set memory: 228 KB
Private memory: 22.41 MB
Page faults: 910,695
Page faults /min: 303
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 22,327
Read operations /min: 7
Total read transfer: 471.5 KB
Read transfer /min: 161 Bytes
Total write operations: 111
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 67.1 KB
Write transfer /min: 23 Bytes
Total other operations: 600,007
Other operations /min: 200
Total other transfer: 35.81 KB
Other Transfer /min: 12 Bytes
Handle count average: 302
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WDRulesEngine.exe"

Service details

Name: WDRulesService

Image hashes

MD5: f28bf838652f89294aa3fc3389e18dcc
SHA-1: d526ff707486c96684630dd3ad1309a5dd6a040c
SHA-256: c32b7c24f8e0981b6a640bb639898d9546df1fcf70d08804121bf712096eb807

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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