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Should I remove Rhapsody Player Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,838
United States Rank #823
Reach 0.4750%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 110.00 days
743.93 days >
Average installed length: 390.88 days


1.1.0 18.47%
1.0.690 4.97%
1.0.636 1.47%
1.0.604 72.70%
1.0.487 0.25% 2.15%

Rhapsody Player Engine

What is Rhapsody Player Engine?  (from RealNetworks)

Rhapsody is the digital music service that allows you to listen all you want from wherever you are. It's the ultimate music cloud experience, with over 16 million songs and every genre to choose from. Check out old school hits, and the newest releases. Get this free, downloadable music player! Search over 2 million son...  Read more


Rhapsody Player Engine is a software program developed by RealNetworks. The most common release is 1.0.604, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named nprhapengine.dll. The setup package generally installs about 83 files and is usually about 1005.5 KB (1,029,632 bytes). The installed file driverupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 86% of users of Rhapsody Player Engine come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rhapsody.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\real\rhapsodyplayerengine
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8A62A068-3FD6-495A-9F66-26FE94F32EC9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1005.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Rhapsody Player Engine

Program module:nprhapengine.dll
Name:RealNetworks Rhapsody Player Engine
Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin
Signed by:RealNetworks
Path:C:\Program Files\real\rhapsodyplayerengine\nprhapengine.dll
(From the publisher) “Rhapsody is the number-one premium subscription music service, with more than one million members, who can listen to more than 16 million tracks on more than 70 consumer electronics devices, including connected audio...”
Additional files:
  • rhapsodyinstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nprhapengine.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nprhapengine.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nprhapengine.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Rhapsody Player Engine' with a plugin key of '@real.com/RhapsodyPlayerEngine,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Rhapsody Player Engine?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 56.44%
Windows XP 24.48%
Windows 7 18.16%
Windows 8 0.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 49.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.06%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.84%
  Canada 2.98%
  Saudi Arabia 1.55%
  Iran 1.08%
  Egypt 0.70%
  United Kingdom 0.66%
  MA 0.62%
  Israel 0.62%
  United Arab Emirates 0.35%
  Philippines 0.31%
  Australia 0.23%
  Germany 0.23%
  Croatia 0.23%
  India 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 56.56%
Dell 16.26%
Toshiba 4.57%
Intel 4.05%
Acer 3.79%
American Megatrends 3.59%
Gateway 2.87%
Sony 1.44%
Lenovo 1.11%
Sahara 1.05%
ASUS 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 5.33%
HP-Pavilion GG781AA-ABA a... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.92%
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 1.75%
HP-Pavilion GC673AA-ABA m... 1.50%

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


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