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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,106
United States Rank #4,060
Reach 0.0752%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.79 days
554.30 days >
Average installed length: 291.24 days


VersionDistribution 0.13%

RealPlayer Basic

What is RealPlayer Basic?

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. Both the basic and the plus version can burn CDs. The current burning technology is powered by NPI; formerly it was powered by Adaptec (Roxio). The free version can burn audio and data CDs.

About  (from RealNetworks)

Our free video player is easy to download and safe to use. Get it now and start watching videos from your favorite websites. Automatically get new videos delivered daily to your RealPlayer media library. RealPlayer also helps you search the Internet to find your favorite online videos in an instant. Download and save v...  Read more


The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 875.26 KB (896,262 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.real.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\real\update
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update\\rnuninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0
Estimated size: 875.26 KB

Program filesFiles installed by RealPlayer Basic

  • rnuninst.exe - Uninstaller Shell executable (32-bit) (Uninstaller Shell executable)
  • upgr3260.dll - Upgrade Support Library (32-bit) (Upgrade Support Library)
  • nddeserv.exe - NCAPI support server (32-bit) (NCAPI support server)
  • rnat3260.dll - ATH Manager (32-bit) (RealNetworks ATH Manager)
  • rnqu3260.dll - RealPlayer (32-bit) (Communication Support)
  • rpup3260.dll - Update GUI
  • setu3260.dll - Setup Library
  • upgrdhlp.exe - Upgrade Helper

How do I remove RealPlayer Basic?

You can uninstall RealPlayer Basic 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 Basic, 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 Basic.

Win XP 39%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 41.36%
Windows 7 35.16%
Windows Vista 15.45%
Windows 10 8.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.14%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.47%
Windows 10 Home 3.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.03%
  Germany 13.56%
  United Kingdom 4.58%
  France 3.14%
  Canada 0.97%
  Australia 0.87%
  Italy 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.72%
  Austria 0.53%
  Switzerland 0.39%
  India 0.39%
  Japan 0.39%
  Brazil 0.34%
  Belgium 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.97%
Hewlett-Packard 22.45%
Acer 10.77%
Toshiba 7.10%
Sahara 5.96%
American Megatrends 5.50%
Intel 4.24%
ASUS 2.29%
Lenovo 1.37%
Medion 1.15%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.82%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 3.82%
Dell Dell DM051 2.54%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 2.54%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.29%

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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