Do I need WD Quick View to run WD SmartWare? Will WD SmartWare run as a service or do I need to autostart it to work?
The answer to your first question is, no. If you remove Quick View and decide you want to reinstall it again later just go to the Learning Center and download it again.
I have Windows and here is what shows under my services. I have my SmartWare setup to perform backups twice a week.