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What is wdbackupengine.exe?

Part of WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies

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How does wdbackupengine.exe run?

Service - wdbackupengine.exe runs as a background Windows service (WDBackup). 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 0.0% of all Boost users have the wdbackupengine.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of wdbackupengine.exe users, 23.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wdbackupengine.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00071% CPU7101.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
27.47 MB RAM127.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          19 context switches/sec19.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\western digital\wd smartware\wdbackupengine.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?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: wdbackupengine.exe
Name: WD SmartWare
Description: WD Backup Engine
Size: 1018.37 KB
Original file name: WDBackupEngine.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011703541%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004602400%
User CPU: 0.00071011412990%
Privileged CPU time: 4054.69 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,828,153,786
CPU cycle count /min: 6,667,290
Context switches /sec: 19
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 219.25 MB
Peak committed memory: 224.03 MB
Paged memory: 27.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 29.59 MB
Paged system memory: 349.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 31.93 KB
Working set memory: 13.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 31.7 MB
Min working set memory: 9.52 MB
Private memory: 27.47 MB
Page faults: 58,509
Page faults /min: 7
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25,892
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 1.62 MB
Read transfer /min: 195 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 24.56 KB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 126,140
Other operations /min: 14
Total other transfer: 322.28 KB
Other Transfer /min: 38 Bytes
Handle count average: 418
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Service details

Name: WDBackup

Image hashes

MD5: 75600442af2c8303fc7199e360334873
SHA-1: 5dcc8dafabc027f15f60f45440fd105b6b9edffd

PE image details

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