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Should I remove RealPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43
United States Rank #39
Reach 10.6077%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.09 days
445.29 days >
Average installed length: 233.97 days


SP 1.1.5 Build 0.01%
17.0.0 0.00%
16.0.3 20.88%
16.0.2 17.86% 0.04%
16.0.0 28.41%
15.0.6 9.16%
15.0.5 1.97%
15.0.4 4.42%


What is RealPlayer?

RealPlayer is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions of RealAudio and RealVideo formats. The software is powered by an underlying open source media engine called Helix.

About  (from RealNetworks)

Improve your online video experience with RealPlayer Plus. Use it to download videos faster, eliminate duplicate music files, and burn Hi-Def videos to DVD. RealPlayer Plus has all the RealPlayer features you love and the high-end video features you need. It is the ultimate media player. Our free video player is easy t...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.real.com/realplayer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|15.0
Estimated size: 3.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RealPlayer

Program executable:realplay.exe
Name:RealPlayer (32-bit)
Signed by:RealNetworks
Path:C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe
RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows...
Additional files:
  • realjbox.exe - RealNetworks RealPlayer
  • recordingmanager.exe - RealPlayer (32-bit) (RealPlayer Downloader)
  • rphelperapp.exe - RealNetworks Helper Application
  • rpshellsearch.dll - RealPlayer Search Shell Extension
  • fixrjb.exe - RealNetworks Fix RJB Application
  • hxaudiodevicehook.dll - HXAudioDeviceHook Module
  • ierjplug.dll - ierjplug Module
  • mmcdda32.dll - RealNetworks CD Extract Component
  • rdsf3260.dll - Audio Filter Plugin
  • rjbres.dll - RealPlayer (Resources)
  • rjdlg.dll - My Media Component
  • rjprog.dll
  • rjwmapln.dll - Windows Media Audio import plugin
  • rpau3260.dll - rpautostream Module
  • rpplugprot.dll - rpplugprot module
  • rpshell.dll - RealPlayer Shell Extensions
  • rpwa3260.dll - RealPlayer Plugin
  • tnetdtct.dll - RealNetworks Online Utility
  • tpasdk.dll - RealNetworks Playback System
  • tsasdk.dll - RealNetworks Utility Services
  • wmdmhelper.dll - RealNetworks Products (32-bit) (WMDM PD Helper Plugin)
  • convert.exe - RealConverter
  • realconverter.exe
  • realshare.exe - RealShare (RealShare Launcher)
  • realtrimmer.exe - RealTrimmer
  • rndevicedbbuilder.exe - rndevicedblauncher (RN Device DB Builder)
  • dtdr3260.dll - RealMedia® Datatype Driver (32-bit) (RealMedia® Datatype Driver)
  • rpshellextension.dll - RealPlayer shellextension
  • cddbcontrol.dll (by Gracenote) - CDDBControl Core Module
  • cddblink.dll (by Gracenote) - CddbLink Module
  • cddbmusicid.dll (by Gracenote) - CddbMusicID Module
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dunzip32.dll (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP-32 Multi-Threading UnZIP DLL
  • rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll - RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • realplay.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RPPlayMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'RealPlayer.AutoPlay.6' and the action verb 'open.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer' with the class of {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • realplay.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FAC56C96-63BB-4328-B73C-9FCF84B7ED0B}' (runs on registration).
  • realtrimmer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{21C89F7B-28C1-4230-BED9-D76D3774EA54}'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • realplay.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RealTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • realplay.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe'.
Network connections
  • realplay.exe connects to v-5-327-d2928-214.webazilla.com ( port 80).
  • realplay.exe connects to channel-ecmp-13-prn1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • realplay.exe connects to vs750.vporn.com ( port 80).
  • realplay.exe connects to (port 80).
  • realplay.exe connects to lhr08s04-in-f1.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • recordingmanager.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:177.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042332806%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00074972%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00348356%
0.015104% average
Memory:16.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0240930563%
Kernel CPU:0.00434465%
User CPU:0.01974841%
Memory:19.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0004525495%
Kernel CPU:0.00019398%
User CPU:0.00025857%
CPU cycles/sec:173,158
I/O reads/min:9.85 KB
I/O writes/min:16 Bytes

How do I remove RealPlayer?

Quickly and completely remove RealPlayer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RealPlayer 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 RealPlayer, 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 RealPlayer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by RealPlayer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.61%
Windows XP 14.73%
Windows Vista 11.27%
Windows 8 9.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.82%
Windows 8 2.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.61%
  Germany 3.93%
  United Kingdom 3.21%
  Brazil 3.19%
  MA 2.27%
  Italy 2.09%
  Saudi Arabia 2.08%
  Canada 1.97%
  Japan 1.94%
  Taiwan 1.69%
  Egypt 1.47%
  France 1.42%
  IQ 1.15%
  Spain 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.31%
Dell 18.79%
Acer 14.87%
Toshiba 8.13%
ASUS 6.52%
Lenovo 4.20%
Sony 3.20%
American Megatrends 2.84%
Samsung 2.39%
Intel 2.29%
Medion 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.62%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.27%

About RealNetworks

RealNetworks is a provider of Internet media delivery software and services and is the creator of RealPlayer, a media player, RealDownloader, a download manager, RealAudio, a compressed audio format as well as RealVideo, a compressed video format.
Publisher URL: www.realnetworks.com

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
conceptualclarityover a year ago
RealPlayer continues not to allow me to view some of my videos unless I upgrade to the paid version. Forget it, buster! There are other players.
expert comment
Bob (Expert)over a year ago
my spyware keeps picking up the file "realcleaner.exe" as a trojan.