Activity Monitor - wdhelper?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Braders88, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Braders88 macrumors newbie

    Braders88

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    Hello MacRumors community!

    I have been a follower for a long time but never actually got around to creating an account until recently, it's awesome to be involved in your community!

    I just have a small problem that could very well be nothing serious.
    I always like to keep on top of what is running on my Mac using the Activity Monitor.
    I noticed sometime after I had upgraded to Mountain Lion that a process had appeared in my Activity Monitor called 'wdhelper'.
    Google seems to believe I am talking about wdhelper.dll for Windows and not much is spoken of the process for Mac.
    Any of you guys know anymore information on this process that you could share? I would be very grateful!

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a Western Digital external drive and have their software installed?
     
  3. Braders88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for replying. No I don't have any external drive or the any software for an external drive. To be honest I actually have very little software installed on this machine. I was wondering if it could be part of ML as default?
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    It's a helper tool for performing privileged operations for Wire-lessDiagnosticsSupport.framework
     
  5. Braders88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help, rocknblogger! Am I correct in guessing it is nothing to be worried about?
     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Correct, nothing to worry about as it is a normal and necessary process.
     

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