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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,005
United States Rank #3,986
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.93 days
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Average installed length: 370.93 days


2.0.2 100.00%

Real Alternative 2.0.2

What is Real Alternative?

Real Alternative is a software bundle that allows users to play RealMedia files without installing RealPlayer. Real Alternative is a software bundle that allows users to play RealMedia files without installing RealPlayer. It included Media Player Classic.

About  (from Codec Guide)

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer. All RealMedia formats (.ra .rm .rmvb .ram .rpm .rv .rp .rt .rnx .smi .smil etc.) are supported, including streaming content and RealMedia content that is embedded in webpages. Some advantages compared to RealPlayer are: Quick ...  Read more


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 main program executable is mpclauncher.exe. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 21.71 MB (22,761,539 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real Alternative\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Real Alternative\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 21.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Real Alternative 2.0.2

Program executable:mpclauncher.exe
Name:Inno Setup
Path:C:\Program Files\Real Alternative\mpclauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • settings.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mpclauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{22FD1EC2-429B-4A55-8E58-8BB0B3F5BE00}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Real Alternative?

You can uninstall Real Alternative 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 Real Alternative 2.0.2, 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 Real Alternative.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.74%
Windows 10 16.10%
Windows XP 11.85%
Windows Vista 3.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.96%
Windows 7 Professional 12.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.90%
  Brazil 11.99%
  Poland 6.79%
  Egypt 5.98%
  Taiwan 5.28%
  Japan 3.57%
  France 3.41%
  Germany 3.34%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  Malaysia 2.31%
  Argentina 1.95%
  MA 1.91%
  Saudi Arabia 1.78%
  Italy 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.49%
Dell 19.54%
Acer 18.99%
ASUS 11.38%
Toshiba 4.33%
Samsung 4.28%
Lenovo 3.91%
Intel 1.64%
American Megatrends 1.48%
Sahara 0.90%
MSI 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.90%
ASUS All Series 2.57%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.42%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.26%

About Codec Guide

Codec Guide is the organization that developes the K-Lite Codec Pack which is a collection of audio and video codecs for Windows that enables the OS and installed software to play various audio and video formats not supported by Windows itself.
Publisher URL: codecguide.com


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