I’m creating a new thread because I believe in keeping the issue alive. WD should be providing a means to easily get rid of smartware.
They should be reminded that their software is not welcome, and that making it so we can’t simply delete it (as I have done with my several older WD drives) is offensive. I bought an external drive - I never wanted invasive, crappy software and virtual cd volumes. If I hadn’t have been in need of the drive _immediately_ it would have been returned, I should have done it anyway…
People should know that WD drives are now the last brand they should choose. I’ve been warning my friends (many of whom I’ve previous recommended WD to when asked). Just avoid the ■■■■.
Reading the forums here and responses from WD, it seems clear that they don’t consider it a problem. They should, but then again they’re still shipping mac formatted drives which aren’t bootable for intel machines until you reformat them… stupid!