What is WPDShServiceObj.dll? Is WPDShServiceObj.dll spyware or a virus?

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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your WPDShServiceObj process
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Process name: Windows Portable Device Shell Service Object

Product: Windows Media DRM (Digital Rights Management)

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com)

File: WPDShServiceObj.dll


Windows Portable Devices is a Microsoft driver technology that supports a wide range of portable devices such as MP3 players and digital cameras. The WPD Shell Service Object is installed as part of Windows Media Digital Rights Management, which is used when writing or transferring copyrighted information to a portable device. Microsoft's DRM is only one of multiple Digital Rights Management technologies employed to protect artistic property in the digital world but it has become popular because of the large numbers of Internet users seeking to download music and video content and play it or transfer it to their portable devices on computers using Windows operating systems. The WPD Shell Service Object dynamic link library (dll) is an essential part of Windows Media Digital Rights Management and of the Windows operating system, (including Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8), and should not be disabled. If you want a detailed security rating about your WPDShServiceObj.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/wpdshserviceobj.dll.html 

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Average user rating of WPDShServiceObj.dll: based on 20 votes. Read also the 15 reviews.

  • 9170 users ask for this file. 9 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about WPDShServiceObj.dll:
Windows Portable Devices is a new way for a computer to communicate with attached media and storage devices. This system supersedes both Windows Media Device Manager and Windows Image Acquisition by providing a flexible, robust way for a computer to communicate with music players, storage devices, mobile phones, cameras and many other types of connected devices.  See also: Link PC Tech A.D.T.
WPDShServiceObj.dll is the Windows Portable Device Shell Service Object. It provides support for smart storage devices such as portable media players, digital still cameras, and mobile phones? Taken from another website. Is inactive in Security Task Manager, not seen as a threat steveb
Could be some remote acces dll. Alex
Something to do with Windows Media Player 11
using portable windows application AVALON
Windows Portable Device Shell Service Object
WMP v11 Marco
Windows Portable Device Shell Service Object  See also: Link Lorenzo
Windows Portable Device Shell Service Object (WMP 11)  See also: Link Pelle
attached to Windows Media Player 10 & 11 B Peterson
Windows uses it for my Nokia 2610 mobile phone, so it's a necessary process (for me and my mobile phone) GŁnter H. Baumann
found it with HijackThis 2.0 Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:  See also: Link ray
came with grand theft auto 4 installer
It seems to have appeared after installing ISODisk. Located at: WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll, seems to be safe.  See also: Link D.Delos
it makes a temp folder called WPDNSE

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