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Process name: ezShieldProtector for Px

Product: Drag’n Drop CD & DVD writing software

Company: Easy Systems Japan Ltd

File: ezSP_Px.exe

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This application is installed by the Easy Systems Drag’n Drop CD & DVD writing software, which is found on most Japanese computers (such as Sony). http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/ezsp_px.exe.html 

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Average user rating of ezSP_Px.exe: based on 117 votes. Read also the 97 reviews.

  • 2294 users ask for this file. 59 users rated it as not dangerous. 15 users rated it as not so dangerous. 17 users rated it as neutral. 11 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 15 users rated it as dangerous. 9 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about ezSP_Px.exe:
Application that is installed by the Easy Systems Drag’n Drop CD & DVD writing software found on most Japanese computers. dima
I use a Thosiba NoteBook starting with it Kevin Hu
i got this running in my computer when i installed sonicstage simple burner program.this program was given to me in the form of a cd when i bought my discman. the program supposed to compress ur music file into atrac 3 plus format. Wormywormman
Came from downloading/installing SonicStage. kenny
From Drag And Drop Software found on Sony Notebooks Millhouse
Installed by TMPGEnc DVD Author  See also: Link Suave
Got it when installed the update for sony sonic stage software (transfer music to mini-disc) Alen
I use a Toshiba Satellite A20-S259, wich also have installed "Drag'n Drop CD+DVD" felipe_51
My Sony VAIO has Drag'n Drop CD+DVD, and ezShield is one of the programs started up when Windows starts. Don't know yet what exactly it does, but it runs unless I stop it. It's got the word 'protector', so maybe it's for protecting something while burning discs...like overburning protection maybe. zimba
Came with Sony SonicStage Simple Burner.. NOT spyware!!  See also: Link Guffe
Installed by TMPGEnc DVD Author I think. rluner
Installed with Sony Sonicstage software for me.
Came with Sonicstage, destabilized my system Boven
Came with drag and drop on my toshiba laptop JASONBME
Came with SonicStage. But it uses resources and i hate programs like this one that always start with Windows. Because my aim is not to always use it. Houzéf
I'm very annoyed that this remains after uninstalling SonicStage. Any advice on how to rid myself of this annoying process? Tasslehoff_can*nospam*
useless. drag n drop program works fine without it and since u probably dont burn eveytime u use the computer keep it switched off to save ram. and only switch it on when you are about to use it. Shione
Came from installing Soundstage - Sony's music D/L software. JHamilton
my copy is infected with a browser hijack virus Michael
SonicStage Sony Spyware: reports running apps 24hrs dlj
I have recently installed SonicStage, Kenny's comment above looks as if he was sure that sonic stage was where he got it from Bulldog
nothing you need to worry about. if youre trying to play games, turn it off! it will shut down the game. just turn it off at start up. Mike
This file is part of the SonicStage program definitely, and quite possibly others. It is not harmful, only required to write music to your MD or other CD/DVD devices as well. DO NOT BE AFRAID! If spyware is a concern, install ZoneAlarm and Ad-Aware. Spyware be gone! Clayton J. Knight
A.lso got it after purchasing a portable Sony CD Player (it was included). I run about 7 adware/spyware/virus/trojan checkers & firewall and the system comes up clean. Jade
When I stop this exe it seems also to prevent PnP from functioning so that both my sound card and nic are not detected. It's small (248k Mem Usage) but annoying. Froggy
I also have Sony SonicStage installed, so that sure seems to be a common thread... sstatham63
Installs when you install Sonic Stage  See also: Link J L
Installed with Sony Sonic Stage and other software that uses EZ Systems Software. It allows burning a CDRW on a system that does not have burning software. Useful in that case but anoying otherwise. Sonic Stage
I have a sony vgc-ra710g. it has both drag'ndrop cd+dvd and sonic stage. if you don't want it running with Windows starting but want to keep the software in your computer, you know, in case someday you might need it, just go to start-run-msconfig-startup, uncheck ezsp_px and restart your computer, when the information box jumps out, check the box and hit ok. Issis
This came installed on my Toshiba Satellite A25. However, this laptop does not support DVD writing, but a different version of the Satellite laptop does. I've removed it from msconfig but it insinuates itself on my system due to a registry key in the startup section of the registry. That's why it's difficult to shut this process off permanently or to get rid of it. skippy567
I also have this file and have installed SonicStage, however i rearely use the programme, and dissable it most of the time to free up RAM. 7upcan
Have had SonicStage installed. ezSP_Px.exe seems to remain resident even after uninstalling SonicStage. that's it
Only appeared following Sonicstage installation. John
comes from SONY SonicStage Software Dante Prieto
This one is definitely unnecessary if you use a superior burner such as Nero Toon0305
Came with Sony Disc MAN Portable CD Player. DaveyMcman
Installed by default with Sony VAIO software rsb
came with the Hi-MD Sony Walkman Player- on the CD (the SonicStage thing) Andrew
Sony Spyware: reports running apps 24hrs my copy was also infected. erin256
got it with Sonic Stage probably---an unneeded process, dump it g-man 314
i have a hewlett packard and i think it came with it. I also have it on my toshiba laptop. So far, nothing bad about it. However, not sure whether i need it. thus i havent deleted it. Dont want to use unecessary processes really. jersey
drag n drop on sharp notebook lovemachine
Installed on Toshiba Satellite notebook niobe
Its Sony spyware! Goon
Like others, i had sometime ago installed sony sonic stage software (transfer music to mini-disc) . I uninstalled the application long ago, but the process still self loads on system start-up. Always uses no CPU. I believe it is impotent. Lucifer
Installed by default with TOSHIBA TECRA A1 eachperson
Sonicstage James
waste of ram application that runs even if you never use the bundled burning application on Toshiba Satellite notebooks. Nuke to save ram. Mee
I have no new software installed, but suddenly ad-aware alerted me about this program wanting to change a registry key. rottnhombre
its in my sony computer!! it is for cd dran and drop juliancito
This file possibly coming from SonicStage, slow down to block my computer when running DirectCD formatting tool DES
came installed on my Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 laptop Kelly
Comes with SonicStage 3.1 Sephi
ezSP_Px.exe must have installed when I installed TMPGEnc DVD Author. I built this computer and do not have any of the other mentioned software installed. Will disable since I use Nero to burn my DVDs after using TMPGEnc DVD Author to make the master. Chris
gets infected; screws your system; can lead to hardware replacement destroyedbytheman
It comes in0 registry by installing sonic0 Stage Mohammed Azhar Attari
Comes with a Fujitsu laptop with Drag'n drop Jr
sonic stage for sony MD install this .exe esteban
Drag’n Drop CD mcurts
it a virus Daniel
Got it from Sonic Stage as have so many others. Jer
installed SonicStage to download music, don't have burner on laptop so got rid of it
It comes on almost any vaio and is inconsiquential Michael
Came with a Toshiba Andrew T
Came with SonicStage: Go to %systemroot%\system32 in cmd prompt and run "ezsp_px.exe /forceuninstall" to remove. Chris
Found this on a Sharp Actius Laptop. "Spybot Search and Destroy" says file is safe/part of CD/DVD programs: PrimoDVD, Drag'n DropCD MrE
got it from installing sonicstage jerry
It comes by default in all Sony VAIO laptops Cesar Castillo
app comes with Sony DE220 mp3/atrac playing discman. it sucks. please tell sony it does.  See also: Link Koen de Jong
Installed on Sony Viao NArtub
This file is brought in by Sony SonicStage and is required to use its burning functionality. without it SonicStage may become unstable and cease to work. do not delete this program. If you are experiencing problems with your system associated with this product, call the software vendor. chances are your computer may not have the needed system recources required to run this application. Mediarocker - IT Administrator
Sony VAIO desktop with Sonic Stage, not sure how malicious it might be, but MS AntiSpyware flagged it up, so we'll see how well the PC works without it.... BigBen
It comes with SonicStage, no doubt Juachi
It comes by default in all Sony VAIO laptops SLUK
ezsp_px.exe is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing EZ Shield Protector may adversly impact your system.  See also: Link Aras
It seems to be another of those anoying things Sony puts on their PC's and don't tell you anything about it. Chingas Lee
I have Toshiba Satllite M35 and it came with Drag&Drop CD+DVD. ezsp_px is in it. So nothing to worry. Sadia
I have both InCD (Drag n' drop for burner) and TMPGEnc DVD Author, so not sure which may have installed ezSP_Px.exe. I have also scanned regularly with Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware (Spybot), If you are not using any DVD/CD burners on your system, then remove it. But, if you only suspect it may have virus tendencies, then (for Windows XP users) get "End it All" program and selectively disable this executable. It will return the next time you re-boot. Just a minor inconvenience of re-booting when you decide to burn any DVD's/CD's, but will safeguard your system in case of a potential threat.  See also: Link Mark
If you disable it in msconfig, it will restart its self. This computer I'm working on doesn't have a burner. James Henry
came with Toshiba Satellite A45-S150 instillation cd, I removed from startup programs, I don't like the programs start without my permission
Maybe installed with Tmpgenc DVD author... not dangerous Limo
Drag and drop installed Paul
its probably a useless process, a DVD burner probably only needs up to 2 processes at the most, with each process having only a thread, so id delete it
runs on startup installed with my sony dvd burners software Gouki
I have three of the files with the same name, one installed when I got the computer the other two the day that my comptuer starts to wig out with popups. and they're all protected files, so therefore I cannot seem to figure out how to delete them. roar
It keeps regenerating itself when deleted, Kaspersky is calling it a trojan....beware sonny
This file isn't bothering me I just want to lower the start up load. The main reason for this process is that it helps Sonic Stage work. It came with my Vaio Sony computer. Don't worry it won't hurt you. :D
Found it on Toshiba laptop... Possibly comes with drag and drop Luba
Anything that gulps memory this much and is this difficult to classify needs to be at the very least, OFF. Like user Shione says ; everything works fine without it; turn it off. Emperor Hudson
It is a Process to Retain Drag N Drop settings(Came on my Toshiba Restore XP DVD) and showed up after I installed the Application  See also: Link John Connor
pretty sure it's from sony pc's easy drag and drop maybe sonicstage too. run msconfig to enable or disable start up items. pc runs fine without it, if an app nedds it it will run it by itself :) vaio man
To truly remove it: 1)Boot into Safe Mode (F8). 2)Navigate to the file C:\Windows\System32\EzSP_Px.exe 3)Rename it EzSP_Px.bak. 4)Reboot. It re-occurs due to a registry key that loads the file each time you reboot or start. Doing this creates a brief error msg when Windows attempts to load the (now missing) file and fails. Once you are convinced no true harm is done use cCleaner or Glary Utilities (or other valid registry cleaning tool) to clean your registry. Problem gone. br br Bill Trail br President Penny Computer Systems, Inc. br Macon, GA 31211 478.787.4532 (7/19/2009)  See also: Link Bill Trail - Penny Computer Systems Inc.
As above, Sony DVD burning process. Uninstall the program - it is junk and can cause all sorts of other problems!  See also: Link Muggie
It causes McAfee to not function. I can not get rid of it. Steve
Installed by Sony Sonic Stage, file is self-perpetuating. If it is running as an active process it will re-seed HKLM\SW\Easy Systems Japan Ltd.\Setting\ezsppe_enabled =1 and HKLM\SW\MS\WIN\CV\Run. To remove: 1. use task manager to stop service. 2. run reg_edit and delete the key in HKLM\SW\MS\Win\CV\Run\ezsp_px.exe. 3. Again, in regedit, find HKLM\SW\SW\Easy Systems Japan Ltd.\Setting there's a setting called "ezsppe_enable" set this to 0 (hex). Reboot and it will not show up again. sometimestechy
It comes with Drag 'n' Drop CD, it causes cpu spikes, uses up ram, and is useless, definatly remove! also i get adaware notifying me of registrychanges constanty, and to remove: open cmd , change directory by typing "chdir %systemroot%\system32\" press enter, now type "ezsp_px /forceuninstall". done :). beware it is easily infected CMDR
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