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What is nppsndl.dll?

Part of PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in by Sony Computer Entertainment

What is it?

The DRM tool is 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.
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How is nppsndl.dll loaded?

Google Chrome plugin - nppsndl.dll runs within the context of the Google Chrome web browser as plugin. Chrome supports browser plugins that run as an unrestricted separate process outside the browser and cannot be sandboxed as tabs. Plugins are generally used to add functions to the Chrome browser.
Mozilla plugin - nppsndl.dll runs within the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser as plugin. nppsndl.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in with and identifier of SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@playstation.com/PsndlCheck,version=1.00. Plugins help the Mozilla Firefox Web browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files like Adobe Flash or Apple QuickTime.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the nppsndl.dll file.Of the 0.2% of nppsndl.dll users, 12.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\playstation network downloader\nppsndl.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: nppsndl.dll
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (verified)
Name: PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in
Description: PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in
Version: 1,0,0,6656
Size: 62.02 KB
Original file name: nppsndl.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: GlobalSign nv-sa
Effective date: 7/28/2011
Expiration date: 11/8/2013

Google Chrome plugin details

Name: nppsndl.dll

Mozilla plugin details

Name: PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in
Command: SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@playstation.com/PsndlCheck,version=1.00

Image hashes

MD5: 54bf6ebc262df04712ac4eb18ad8b9cc
SHA-1: e86353cea28708be70cb9b13dacd82ce60801858
SHA-256: 667c71eb7780132490277d78fd5272ab5e03ae9c77ec5cae5d1bdf9fb45d0009

PE image details

File packed: No
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