What is psdprotect.dll?

Psdprotect.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if psdprotect.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Psdprotect.dll file information

The process known as PSD DragDrop Protection or Egis Inc. PSD DragDrop Protection or Acer eDataSecurity Management PSD DragDrop Protection belongs to software MyWinLocker or Acer eDataSecurity Management by Egis Technology ( or Egis (

Description: Psdprotect.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Psdprotect.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 120,176 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 120,104 bytes, 121,392 bytes, 39,472 bytes or 40,496 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. Psdprotect.dll is not a Windows core file. The psdprotect.dll file is a Verisign signed file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Psdprotect.dll is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove MyWinLocker or Acer eDataSecurity Management (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or ask the software vendor, [1][2], for advice.

Recommended: Identify psdprotect.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as psdprotect.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the psdprotect.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Bislang unbekannt. Nach lanegen suchen und einmaligen neu aufsetzen des systems und wiederauftreten des problemes (windows-explorer konnte nicht mehr kopieren), bin ich glücklichweise auf ihren link gekommen. Nunmehr läuft alles wieder bestens. Danke****
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Summary: Average user rating of psdprotect.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks psdprotect.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving psdprotect issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with psdprotect. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the psdprotect.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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