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Should I remove Free Realms Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,500
United States Rank #13,058
Reach 0.0104%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.41 days
248.07 days >
Average installed length: 130.34 days


VersionDistribution 23.41% 2.93% 3.90% 0.49% 9.76% 1.46% 0.49% 6.34% 0.49% 3.41% 1.46% 11.22% 19.02% 5.37% 10.24%

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Free Realms Installer

What is Free Realms Installer?  (from Sony Online Entertainment)

Free Realms needs you to install an add-on called "ActiveX" in order to play. All you need to do is click on the Yellow Bar at the top of the window, then click on "Install" in the pop-up window, and you're all done! After the Plugin is installed, downloading the game is easy. Just log onto www.FreeRealms.com and the d...  Read more


Free Realms Installer is a software program developed by Sony Online Entertainment. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 521.35 KB (533,864 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 75% of users of Free Realms Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.freerealms.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/28951/~/downloading-free-realms-and-getting-started!-(pc)
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony online entertainment
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Online Entertainment\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 521.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Realms Installer

  • npsoe.dll - Free Realms Installer
  • npsoeact.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npsoe.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npsoe.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npsoe.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'SOE Web Installer3' with a plugin key of '@soe.sony.com/installer,version=1.0.3'.

How do I remove Free Realms Installer?

You can uninstall Free Realms Installer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Free Realms Installer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Free Realms Installer.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 52%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 56.59%
Windows 7 27.32%
Windows XP 12.68%
Windows 10 3.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 46.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.24%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.43%
Windows 7 Professional 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.17%
  United Kingdom 5.30%
  Canada 3.97%
  Australia 1.99%
  Spain 0.99%
  New Zealand 0.99%
  Portugal 0.99%
  Brazil 0.66%
  Hungary 0.66%
  Italy 0.66%
  South Africa 0.66%
  Austria 0.66%
  France 0.66%
  Turkey 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.46%
Hewlett-Packard 27.70%
Acer 11.49%
Toshiba 7.43%
Gateway 5.41%
Intel 4.05%
Samsung 3.38%
American Megatrends 1.35%
ASUS 1.35%
Sony 0.68%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530s 6.02%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.51%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.76%
Dell Inspiron 518 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 2.26%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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