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8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #11,776
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Average installed length: 315.77 days


1.9.0 100.00%

Real Alternative 1.9.0

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 primary executable is named mpclauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 20.43 MB (21,422,261 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Video Convert Master\codec\real\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Video Convert Master\codec\real\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Real Alternative 1.9.0

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

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 1.9.0, 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) 46%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.65%
Windows XP 21.41%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows Vista 8.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.05%
  Germany 5.95%
  Argentina 5.88%
  Iran 5.39%
  Brazil 5.18%
  Egypt 4.69%
  Colombia 4.34%
  Poland 3.71%
  Spain 3.36%
  Peru 3.22%
  Taiwan 3.08%
  France 3.08%
  Mexico 3.08%
  Japan 2.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.13%
Dell 19.73%
Hewlett-Packard 18.27%
Toshiba 6.53%
ASUS 6.40%
Intel 4.80%
American Megatrends 3.20%
Lenovo 3.20%
Samsung 2.40%
Sahara 1.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.79%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.76%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.41%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.72%

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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