84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove RealPlayer Cloud?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,044
United States Rank #849
Reach 0.6587%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.21 days
360.24 days >
Average installed length: 189.28 days


17.0.15 39.79%
17.0.14 2.19%
17.0.13 10.62%
17.0.12 3.16%
17.0.11 1.93%
17.0.10 14.53%
17.0.9 10.38%
17.0.8 7.04%
17.0.6 4.80%
17.0.4 3.51%
17.0.2 1.59%
17.0.1 0.46%

Typically installed together

RealPlayer Cloud

What is RealPlayer Cloud?  (from RealNetworks)

RealPlayer Cloud enables you to move, watch and share your videos. When you share videos with friends and family they’ll be able to play them on any device or operating system, without downloading the RealPlayer Cloud app. No more worrying about formatting or converting videos, or carrying HDMI and USB cables to connec...  Read more


RealPlayer Cloud is a software program developed by RealNetworks. The most common release is 17.0.15, 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 programs's main executable is realplay.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 264.64 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 30.29 MB (31,763,934 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 59% of users of RealPlayer Cloud come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.real.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|17.0
Estimated size: 30.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RealPlayer Cloud

Program executable:realplay.exe
Name:RealPlayer (32-bit)
RealPlayer Cloud
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:
  • convert.exe - RealConverter
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dunzip32.dll (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP-32 Multi-Threading UnZIP DLL
  • fixrjb.exe - RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud (RealNetworks Fix RJB Application)
  • ierjplug.dll - ierjplug Module
  • mediainfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • mmcdda32.dll - RealNetworks CD Extract Component
  • rdsf3260.dll - RealPlayer Cloud (32-bit) (Audio Filter Plugin)
  • realcleaner.exe - RealCleaner
  • realconverter.exe
  • realjbox.exe
  • realshare.exe - RealShare (RealShare Launcher)
  • realtrimmer.exe - RealTrimmer
  • rjbres.dll - RealPlayer Cloud (Resources)
  • rjdlg.dll - My Media Component
  • rjprog.dll
  • rjwmapln.dll - Windows Media Audio import plugin
  • rndevicedbbuilder.exe - rndevicedblauncher (RN Device DB Builder)
  • rpau3260.dll - rpautostream Module
  • rphelperapp.exe - RealNetworks Helper Application
  • rpplugprot.dll - rpplugprot module
  • rpshell.dll - RealPlayer Cloud Shell Extensions
  • rpshellextension.dll - RealPlayer Cloud shellextension
  • rpshellsearch.dll - RealPlayer Cloud Search Shell Extension
  • rpwa3260.dll - RealPlayer Cloud Plugin
  • tnetdtct.dll - RealNetworks Online Utility
  • tsasdk.dll - RealNetworks Utility Services
  • wmdmhelper.dll - RealNetworks Products (32-bit) (WMDM PD Helper Plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • realplay.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RPPlayMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'RealPlayer.AutoPlay.6' and the action verb 'open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • realplay.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RealCreateProcessScheduledTask1176341S-1-5-21-2159562919-1121992478-3575028607-1000' (runs on registration).
  • realconverter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B43B6089-F1B5-41CE-9984-309121731F7F}' (runs on registration).
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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:264.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000433952%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000678%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003661%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:93,279,403
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:781.31 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:35.59 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove RealPlayer Cloud?

You can uninstall RealPlayer Cloud 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 Cloud, 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 Cloud.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.81%
Windows 10 32.04%
Windows XP 0.14%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.38%
Windows 8.1 13.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.76%
Windows 7 Professional 11.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.63%
Windows 10 Home 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.15%
  United Kingdom 4.73%
  Germany 4.10%
  Canada 2.82%
  Saudi Arabia 2.48%
  France 2.06%
  Brazil 1.99%
  Italy 1.76%
  Egypt 1.06%
  MA 0.98%
  Australia 0.95%
  Mexico 0.95%
  United Arab Emirates 0.90%
  India 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.50%
Dell 23.48%
Acer 15.91%
Toshiba 9.70%
ASUS 7.34%
Lenovo 3.87%
Samsung 3.55%
Intel 1.02%
Medion 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.75%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.11%

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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Nasirover a year ago
Real player cloud is good software but if you have to remove it from your computer its ICON FROM COMPUTER IN WINDOWS EXPLORER will never get off.So you have to delete its association with registry for a detailed information on how to do that you can read my post http://bookingtohosting.blogspot.in/2014/04/how-do-i-get-real-player-cloud-icon-off.html
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Carleyover a year ago
I'm extremely satisfied with RealPlayer Cloud. I really like that it automatically adjusts formats for your device screen-size, bandwidth and device type prior to playback. This has saved me a ton of time and aggravation. Great product. Definitely recommend.