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What is wdfme.exe?

Part of WD File Management Engine by Western Digital

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How does wdfme.exe run?

Service - wdfme.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WDFMEService' (WDFMEService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. WDFMEService 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 wdfme.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of wdfme.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wdfme.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU144.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
38.51 MB RAM178.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /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\wdfme.exe

Are there other versions of WD File Management Engine?

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 File Management Engine.

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: wdfme.exe
Publisher: Western Digital (verified)
Name: WD File Management Engine
Description: WD File Management Engine
Version: 1, 5, 1, 1
Size: 1.89 MB
Original file name: WDFME.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000170622%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000026530%
User CPU: 0.00001440914006%
Privileged CPU time: 109.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,996,247,111
CPU cycle count /min: 238,317
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 554.84 MB
Peak committed memory: 558.94 MB
Paged memory: 38.51 MB
Peak paged memory: 40.88 MB
Paged system memory: 292.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 38.17 KB
Working set memory: 8.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 37.03 MB
Min working set memory: 3.94 MB
Private memory: 38.51 MB
Page faults: 18,044
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 144
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 140.07 KB
Read transfer /min: 17 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 880 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,010
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 6.5 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 251
Thread count average: 6
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\WDFME.exe"

Service details

Name: WDFMEService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: bb9d012a82f66e08d2e235a53b0eba40
SHA-1: 7c5960c9fe7f98f4791254ed1be3a9cb2c7c0c8a
SHA-256: 977c5420e1123308ac70dc285e72053be9cdb7f46f5f685a77d70a039618352b

PE image details

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