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Should I remove PlayStationNetwork Downloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,294
United States Rank #3,921
Reach 0.6263%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.44 days
455.43 days >
Average installed length: 239.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.00.14935 2.20%
2.07.00849 69.44%
2.06.00741 2.20%
2.05.00710 10.05%
2.04.00651 2.85%
2.03.00126 2.57%
2.02.00076 5.93%
2.01.11251 0.38%
2.00.00005 3.10%
1.04.00004 0.05%
1.04.00003 0.14%
1.02.00005 0.88%
1.01.00018 0.15%
1.01.00017 0.01%
1.00.0003 0.07%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Sony

PlayStationNetwork Downloader

What is PlayStationNetwork Downloader?

A DRM tool called the PlayStation Network Downloader is also required to download content from the PlayStation Store onto a PC. When downloading store content, an *.xpd file is first downloaded onto the user's computer and then opened by the PlayStation Network Downloader, which downloads the content directly to a PSP connected via a USB cable. This 'DRM' tool prevents the user from directly saving store contents onto their PC and illegally distributing the content. Currently, this software is also only compatible with certain Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Overview

The most common release is 2.07.00849, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named psndl.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 837.72 KB (857,821 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\PLAYSTATION Network Downloader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B6659DD8-00A7-4A24-BBFB-C1F6982E5D66}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 837.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayStationNetwork Downloader

Program executable:psndl.exe
Name:PlayStation(R)Network Downloader
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\PLAYSTATION Network Downloader\psndl.exe
MD5:e612f21280f60d7fdfda3678c7bfa5e8
Additional files:
  • nppsndl.dll (by Sony Computer Entertainment) - PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in
  • PsndlCheckObjects.dll (by Sony Computer Entertainment) - PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppsndl.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppsndl.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nppsndl.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PsndlCheck,version=1.00' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove PlayStationNetwork Downloader?

Quickly and completely remove PlayStation(R)Network Downloader from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PlayStationNetwork Downloader from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PlayStation(R)Network Downloader, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PlayStationNetwork Downloader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PlayStationNetwork Downloader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,294

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.10%
Windows Vista 8.35%
Windows 8 8.19%
Windows XP 6.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.30%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.15% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.15%
  United States 12.76%
  United Kingdom 8.69%
  France 5.32%
  Japan 4.61%
  Sweden 3.87%
  Canada 3.38%
  Spain 3.12%
  Italy 2.72%
  India 2.48%
  Taiwan 2.40%
  Brazil 2.24%
  Australia 2.20%
  Belgium 2.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 27.60%
Acer 17.79%
Hewlett-Packard 17.70%
Dell 15.04%
ASUS 7.80%
GIGABYTE 6.93%
Toshiba 3.55%
Samsung 2.06%
Lenovo 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.82%
Sony SVE1511A1EW 2.45%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.94%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.82%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com

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