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What is wdsmartware.exe?

Part of WD SmartWare by Western Digital

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How does wdsmartware.exe run?

Process - wdsmartware.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wdsmartware.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does wdsmartware.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file wdsmartware.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable wdsmartware.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wdsmartware.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wdsmartware.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wdsmartware.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00015% CPU1514.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
120.57 MB RAM559.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          339 /min15.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
290 GDI objects193.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\western digital\wd smartware\front parlor\wdsmartware.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 SmartWare.

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: wdsmartware.exe
Publisher: Western Digital (verified)
Name: WD SmartWare
Description: WD SmartWare
Size: 8.7 MB
Original file name: WDSmartWare.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/10/2007
Expiration date: 10/10/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001627872%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000113384%
User CPU: 0.00015144875163%
Privileged CPU time: 3042.02 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,028,235,363
CPU cycle count /min: 412,430,340
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 736.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 893.59 MB
Paged memory: 120.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 217.07 MB
Paged system memory: 481.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 120.43 KB
Working set memory: 31.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 227.57 MB
Min working set memory: 4.99 MB
Private memory: 120.57 MB
Page faults: 340,246
Page faults /min: 112
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 507,590
Read operations /min: 168
Total read transfer: 957.38 MB
Read transfer /min: 324.09 KB
Total write operations: 518,355
Write operations /min: 171
Total write transfer: 53.01 MB
Write transfer /min: 17.95 KB
Total other operations: 817,339
Other operations /min: 270
Total other transfer: 7.81 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.64 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 290
Peak GDI objects: 777
USER objects: 264
Peak USER objects: 264
Handle count average: 749
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\WDSmartWare.exe" View=show_in_tray

User start menu folder details

Name: wdsmartware.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 602161f02ed7e8c293652ad6b0f415ae
SHA-1: 6c85f89a5cc433008f8ad4b3cf90a52965054584
SHA-256: 0f7c9b479ec5ce4b835bc4832d8dc87cdbca9b311720d4b7c76195418573c13a

PE image details

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