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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,158
United States Rank #13,276
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.25 days
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Average installed length: 174.44 days


1.8.0 100.00%

Real Alternative 1.8.0

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 4 files and is usually about 15.64 MB (16,399,940 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real Alternative\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Real Alternative\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Real Alternative 1.8.0

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

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 1.8.0, 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) 52%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.04%
Windows 10 23.37%
Windows XP 7.53%
Windows Vista 4.97%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.96%
Windows 7 Professional 8.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.63%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.70%
  Egypt 8.88%
  Brazil 6.43%
  Saudi Arabia 5.33%
  Malaysia 4.82%
  Japan 4.65%
  Taiwan 2.96%
  Poland 2.62%
  Canada 2.45%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
  Indonesia 2.28%
  Argentina 2.12%
  MA 1.95%
  Portugal 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.40%
Dell 19.26%
Acer 15.98%
ASUS 15.41%
Toshiba 7.42%
Samsung 4.99%
Lenovo 4.42%
American Megatrends 1.14%
Intel 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.57%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.68%
Semp Toshiba IS 1422 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.38%

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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