Removing WD Smartware from desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Greysquirrel, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Greysquirrel macrumors member

    Greysquirrel

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    :confused:Got a WD external drive for backup and the WD Smartware Icon is on my desktop and as I am not using the WD software I want to get it off my desktop but when I try to eject it or drag it to the trash it just goes right back to the desktop. If I drag it into the finder it just makes an alias and goes right back to the desktop. It showed up when I turned on the HD along with the MY BOOK icon. Turned off the HD but when I turned it back on same problem. There is an uninstaller for the software but as I have not installed the software it does not work.

    Any suggestion on how to get rid of it.
     
  2. Blinkensnout macrumors newbie

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  3. katewes macrumors 6502

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    I managed to get rid of the WDSmartware for Mac using those instructions, but it's insidious how Western Digital installs this crapware on your Mac without permissions. From my recollection, simply connecting the hard disk to the Mac caused this code to be installed.
     

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