Sorry... this is not FREE software... this is PROPIETARY SOFTWARE BUNDLED WITH A PRODUCT I BUY!!!
It must work or, as WARRANTY the company must have to make it work (as is not a third party soft).
Dispite of this, i never use the backup software of WD, but i have installed it because of the security access (password), and it's functionallity.
I can not disable anoying ram and disk hog, or disk caching, dispite i DO NOT use (ever!!!) the poor "free" backup software included...
The PATCH i managed to get this work, is to disable WDFMEService and WDRulesService...
I can mantain password access, without any hog (running WD Smartware in startup).
THIS CAN BE A SOLUTION (it is really only a patch, try and avoid).
Nothing of the post of honored contributors, or apologies of moderators could help angry costumers.
Sorry WD... but this is not the way to treat old customers that think you are a big and responsable company.