What is the psdprotect.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The psdprotect.dll process is also known as PSD DragDrop Protection and is a part of MyWinLocker or, as the case may be, Acer eDataSecurity Management. This software is produced by Egis Technology (www.egistec.com). An obsolete or defective version of psdprotect.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PSD DragDrop Protection has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PSD DragDrop Protection has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- psdprotect.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module psdprotect.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about psdprotect.dll PSD DragDrop Protection
psdprotect.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Psdprotect.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 120,176 bytes (50% of all these files), 120,104 bytes, 121,392 bytes or, as the case may be, 39,472 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel Psdprotect.dll is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 37% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves psdprotect.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about psdprotect?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall MyWinLocker or Acer eDataSecurity Management
To remove PSD DragDrop Protection from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate MyWinLocker or Acer eDataSecurity Management in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if psdprotect.dll (PSD DragDrop Protection) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PSD DragDrop Protection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PSD DragDrop Protection or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or psdprotect.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.