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Should I remove RealPlayer_SP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%



RealPlayer_SP is a software program developed by RealNetworks. 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 setup package generally installs about 26 files. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: real.custhelp.com/app/home-player
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EE1DA291-0218-4980-9649-8B05793081AC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RealPlayer_SP

  • rjwmapln.dll - RealNetworks Windows Media Audio import plugin
  • wmdmhelper.dll - RealNetworks Products (32-bit) (WMDM PD Helper Plugin)
  • fixrjb.exe - RealNetworks RealPlayer (RealNetworks Fix RJB Application)
  • mmcdda32.dll - RealNetworks CD Extract Component
  • realjbox.exe
  • rjbres.dll - RealPlayer My Media Component
  • rjdlg.dll
  • rjprog.dll
  • rphelperapp.exe - RealNetworks Helper Application
  • tnetdtct.dll - RealNetworks Online Utility
  • tpasdk.dll - RealNetworks Playback System
  • tsasdk.dll - RealNetworks Utility Services
  • rdsf3260.dll - RealPlayer (32-bit) (Audio Filter Plugin)
  • realplay.exe - RealPlayer
  • recordingmanager.exe - RealPlayer SP Downloader
  • rpau3260.dll - rpautostream Module
  • rpplugprot.dll - rpplugprot module
  • rpshellsearch.dll - RealPlayer Search Shell Extension
  • rpwa3260.dll - RealPlayer Plugin
  • ierjplug.dll - ierjplug Module
  • rpshell.dll - RealPlayer (RealPlayer Shell Extensions)
  • dunzip32.dll (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP-32 Multi-Threading UnZIP DLL
  • dtdr3260.dll - RealMedia® Datatype Driver (32-bit) (RealMedia® Datatype Driver)
  • hxaudiodevicehook.dll - HXAudioDeviceHook Module
  • cddbcontrol.dll (by Gracenote) - CDDBControl Core Module

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.
Scheduled Task
  • realplay.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RealCreateProcessScheduledTask44089252S-1-5-21-1694651173-2239538124-4222379182-1001' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • realplay.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe'.

How do I remove RealPlayer_SP?

You can uninstall RealPlayer_SP 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_SP, 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_SP.

Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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