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Should I remove HelixDownloadManager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is HelixDownloadManager?

Part of the Helix Media Delivery Platform.

About  (from RealNetworks)

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HelixDownloadManager is a software program developed by RealNetworks. The primary executable is named rnpsdmgr.exe. The setup package is about 12.42 MB (13,018,224 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. While about 83% of users of HelixDownloadManager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: rnps.real.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real\rnpsdmgr\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F9066A16-448D-4178-A0AF-E2E8BBEA2D0D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HelixDownloadManager

Program executable:rnpsdmgr.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Real\rnpsdmgr\rnpsdmgr.exe
Additional files:
  • npdmanager.dll - rnpsdmgr (rnpsdmgr

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove HelixDownloadManager?

You can uninstall HelixDownloadManager 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 HelixDownloadManager, 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 HelixDownloadManager.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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