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Should I remove DFX for RealPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #29,416
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9.304.0.0 25.00%
9.303.0.0 12.50%
9.302.0.0 1.56%
9.301.0.0 14.06%
9.300.0.0 4.69% 4.69% 7.81% 4.69% 3.13% 1.56% 3.13% 9.38% 3.13% 1.56% 3.13%

DFX for RealPlayer


DFX for RealPlayer is a program developed by Power Technology. The most used version is 9.304.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 8.97 MB (9,401,283 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 40% of users of DFX for RealPlayer come from the United States, it is also popular in Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fxsound.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DFX
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DFX\uninstall_RealPlayer.exe
Estimated size: 8.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DFX for RealPlayer

  • uninstall_JRiver.exe - DFX for J. River Media Center
  • dfx9Setup-WMP_1.exe - DFX for Windows Media Player
  • uninstall_WMP.exe
  • dfx9Setup-RealPlayer.exe - DFX for RealNetworks
  • uninstall_RealNetworks.exe
  • uninstall_RealPlayer.exe
  • uninstall_MediaMonkey.exe - DFX for MediaMonkey
  • uninstall_foobar2000.exe - DFX for foobar2000
  • uninstall_Musicmatch.exe - DFX for Musicmatch
  • dfx9Setup-Winamp.exe - DFX for Winamp
  • uninstall_Winamp.exe
  • uninstall.exe - DFX
  • DFX.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DFX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF5CF2DA-4CA2-4416-9DC6-58696BB61B56}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DFX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DFX' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe" -startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DFX.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DFX' which loads as C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe -startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DFX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015124869%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00123883%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027366%
0.015104% average

How do I remove DFX for RealPlayer?

Quickly and completely remove DFX for 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 DFX for 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 DFX for 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 DFX for RealPlayer.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.81%
Windows XP 26.56%
Windows Vista 9.38%
Windows 8 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.88%
Windows 7 Professional 10.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 10 Home 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.26%
  Saudi Arabia 5.19%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Canada 5.19%
  Egypt 5.19%
  Belgium 2.60%
  Argentina 2.60%
  Italy 2.60%
  DZ 2.60%
  South Africa 2.60%
  Qatar 2.60%
  Iran 2.60%
  Mexico 2.60%
  United Arab Emirates 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Dell 24.44%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 6.67%
Gateway 6.67%
American Megatrends 4.44%
Toshiba 2.22%
NEC 2.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
Intel Corp. DG41WV 1.85%
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 1.85%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.85%
MSI MS-7519 1.85%
Dell OptiPlex 380 1.85%

Publisher URL: www.powertechnology.com


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