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Should I remove RealPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #108
United States Rank #113
Reach 4.1116%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.37 days
394.48 days >
Average installed length: 207.27 days


SP 1.1.5 Build 0.00%
18.1.19 0.00%
18.1.18 0.02%
18.1.17 0.01%
18.1.16 0.00%
18.1.15 0.00%
18.1.14 0.00%
18.1.12 0.05%
18.1.11 0.27%
18.1.10 0.24%
17.0.0 0.00%
16.0.7 0.00%
16.0.6 0.00%
16.0.5 0.05%
16.0.4 1.33%
16.0.3 32.24%
16.0.2 12.48% 0.03%
16.0.0 19.58%
15.0.6 7.97%
15.0.5 2.15%
15.0.4 4.12% 0.00%


What is RealPlayer?

RealPlayer is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions of RealAudio and RealVideo formats. The software is powered by an underlying open source media engine called Helix.

About  (from RealNetworks)

Improve your online video experience with RealPlayer Plus. Use it to download videos faster, eliminate duplicate music files, and burn Hi-Def videos to DVD. RealPlayer Plus has all the RealPlayer features you love and the high-end video features you need. It is the ultimate media player. Our free video player is easy t...  Read more


The most common release is 16.0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named realplay.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 3.35 MB (3,514,604 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.real.com/realplayer
Help link: www.katilimsiz.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|15.0
Estimated size: 3.35 MB
Language: Turkish (Turkey)

Program filesFiles installed by RealPlayer

Program executable:realplay.exe
Name:RealPlayer (32-bit)
Signed by:RealNetworks
Path:C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe
RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows...
Additional files:
  • rphelperapp.exe - RealNetworks RealPlayer (RealNetworks Helper Application)
  • rpshellsearch.dll - RealPlayer (32-bit) (RealPlayer Search Shell Extension)
  • fixrjb.exe - RealNetworks Fix RJB Application
  • hxaudiodevicehook.dll - HXAudioDeviceHook Module
  • ierjplug.dll - ierjplug Module
  • mmcdda32.dll - RealNetworks CD Extract Component
  • rdsf3260.dll - Audio Filter Plugin
  • realjbox.exe
  • rjbres.dll - RealPlayer (Resources)
  • rjdlg.dll - My Media Component
  • rjprog.dll
  • rjwmapln.dll - Windows Media Audio import plugin
  • rpau3260.dll - rpautostream Module
  • rpplugprot.dll - rpplugprot module
  • rpshell.dll - RealPlayer Shell Extensions
  • tnetdtct.dll - RealNetworks Online Utility
  • tpasdk.dll - RealNetworks Playback System
  • tsasdk.dll - RealNetworks Utility Services
  • wmdmhelper.dll - RealNetworks Products (32-bit) (WMDM PD Helper Plugin)
  • rpwa3260.dll - RealPlayer Plugin
  • convert.exe - RealConverter
  • realconverter.exe
  • realtrimmer.exe - RealTrimmer
  • rndevicedbbuilder.exe - rndevicedblauncher (RN Device DB Builder)
  • recordingmanager.exe - RealPlayer (32-bit) (RealPlayer Downloader)
  • realshare.exe - RealShare (RealShare Launcher)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • realplay.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSPlayBluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'DVD' and the action verb 'play.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • realplay.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE5BADB6-5C1A-45BD-A5EF-DB9E8158491D}' (runs on registration).
  • RecordingManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2708C3B-C065-4B08-B581-F15858801213}' (runs on registration).
  • realtrimmer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{21C89F7B-28C1-4230-BED9-D76D3774EA54}'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • realplay.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RealTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • realplay.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe'.
Network connections
  • realplay.exe connects to v-5-327-d2928-214.webazilla.com ( port 80).
  • realplay.exe connects to channel-ecmp-13-prn1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • realplay.exe connects to vs750.vporn.com ( port 80).
  • realplay.exe connects to (port 80).
  • realplay.exe connects to lhr08s04-in-f1.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • recordingmanager.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:177.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042332806%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00074972%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00348356%
0.015104% average
Memory:19.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0004525495%
Kernel CPU:0.00019398%
User CPU:0.00025857%
CPU cycles/sec:173,158
I/O reads/min:9.85 KB
I/O writes/min:16 Bytes
Memory:16.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0240930563%
Kernel CPU:0.00434465%
User CPU:0.01974841%

How do I remove RealPlayer?

You can uninstall RealPlayer 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 RealPlayer, 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 RealPlayer.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.39%
Windows 10 13.32%
Windows Vista 13.18%
Windows XP 12.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.38%
Windows 7 Professional 9.16%
Windows 8.1 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.71%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Germany 3.60%
  Brazil 3.34%
  Saudi Arabia 2.78%
  Italy 2.36%
  France 2.15%
  Canada 2.13%
  MA 1.89%
  Egypt 1.40%
  Japan 1.19%
  India 1.14%
  Taiwan 1.07%
  Spain 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.55%
Dell 26.48%
Acer 16.24%
Toshiba 8.65%
ASUS 5.40%
Samsung 2.46%
Lenovo 2.10%
Intel 1.73%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Sahara 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.93%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.09%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.38%

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

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
conceptualclarityover a year ago
RealPlayer continues not to allow me to view some of my videos unless I upgrade to the paid version. Forget it, buster! There are other players.
expert comment
Bob (Expert)over a year ago
my spyware keeps picking up the file "realcleaner.exe" as a trojan.