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What is wdsc.exe?

Part of WD Shadow Copy Service

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How does wdsc.exe run?

Service - wdsc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WDSC' (WD File Management Shadow Engine). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. WD File Management Shadow Engine runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the wdsc.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of wdsc.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wdsc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00041% CPU4142.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.9 MB RAM124.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
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\front parlor\wdsc.exe

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 Shadow Copy Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: wdsc.exe
Name: WD Shadow Copy Service
Description: WD Shadow Copy
Version: 1, 4, 1, 1
Size: 480.39 KB
Original file name: WDSC.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/11/2010
Expiration date: 9/20/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005108839%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000966527%
User CPU: 0.00041423112455%
Privileged CPU time: 39 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 672,627,744
CPU cycle count /min: 30,185,308
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 497.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 506.51 MB
Paged memory: 26.9 MB
Peak paged memory: 29.6 MB
Paged system memory: 179.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.97 KB
Working set memory: 2.72 MB
Peak working set memory: 21.79 MB
Min working set memory: 2.52 MB
Private memory: 26.9 MB
Page faults: 6,882
Page faults /min: 300
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 32
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 125.58 KB
Read transfer /min: 7.67 KB
Total write operations: 9
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 77.19 KB
Write transfer /min: 5.99 KB
Total other operations: 1,276
Other operations /min: 84
Total other transfer: 60.05 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4.52 KB
Handle count average: 244
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\WDSC.exe"

Service details

Name: WD File Management Shadow Engine
Service name: WDSC
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “WD File Management Shadow Engine”

Image hashes

MD5: 517de2c5568cba6b2a24a557ac60c30b
SHA-1: 59ecdb62c3d4cb8769214aceef8f5daf546718d5
SHA-256: 608afbf7c06f9eb7071e242b494f93c9e49b02ad9a8f8fc04eb118405be59704

PE image details

File packed: No
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