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Should I remove RealTimes RealPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,404
United States Rank #3,749
Reach 0.1203%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.06 days
178.82 days >
Average installed length: 93.96 days


18.1.0 14.59%
18.0.2 38.63%
18.0.1 39.65%
18.0.0 7.04%
17.4.0 0.08%

RealTimes RealPlayer


RealTimes RealPlayer is a software program developed by RealNetworks. The most common release is 18.0.1, 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 primary executable is named realplay.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 802.56 KB (821,824 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of RealTimes RealPlayer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.real.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|17.4
Estimated size: 802.56 KB

Program filesFiles installed by RealTimes RealPlayer

Program executable:realplay.exe
Name:RealTimes (32-bit)
Path:C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe
Additional files:
  • dunzip32.dll (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP-32 Multi-Threading UnZIP DLL
  • 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
  • rphelperapp.exe - RealNetworks Helper Application
  • tnetdtct.dll - RealNetworks Online Utility
  • tsasdk.dll - RealNetworks Utility Services
  • rdsf3260.dll - RealPlayer (32-bit) (Audio Filter Plugin)
  • rpau3260.dll - rpautostream Module
  • rpplugprot.dll - rpplugprot module
  • rpshellsearch.dll - RealPlayer Search Shell Extension
  • rndevicedbbuilder.exe - rndevicedblauncher (RN Device DB Builder)
  • ierjplug.dll - ierjplug Module
  • convert.exe - RealConverter
  • realconverter.exe
  • realcleaner.exe - RealCleaner
  • realtrimmer.exe - RealTrimmer
  • rjbres.dll - RealPlayer (Resources)
  • rjdlg.dll - My Media Component
  • rjprog.dll
  • rjwmapln.dll - Windows Media Audio import plugin
  • rpshell.dll - RealPlayer Shell Extensions
  • mediainfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • openrpc.dll - RealTimes (RealDownloader plugin)
  • rpshellextension.dll (by RealTimes) - RealTimes shellextension

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 'RealCreateProcessScheduledTask19218792S-1-5-21-1055963620-2177530843-3051347118-1000' (runs on registration).
  • realconverter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3A5480BC-0EFE-417F-A1EC-F2C8396650ED}' (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.

How do I remove RealTimes RealPlayer?

You can uninstall RealTimes 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 RealTimes (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 RealTimes RealPlayer.

Win 10 56%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.23%
Windows 7 43.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.94%
Windows 10 Pro 10.70%
Windows 8.1 9.56%
Windows 7 Professional 8.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.56%
  United Kingdom 6.36%
  France 3.30%
  Canada 3.16%
  Germany 3.06%
  Italy 3.06%
  Brazil 2.35%
  Saudi Arabia 2.19%
  Mexico 1.21%
  Austria 1.11%
  Australia 0.98%
  Spain 0.94%
  Egypt 0.91%
  Netherlands 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.76%
Dell 22.48%
Acer 14.97%
Toshiba 9.17%
ASUS 8.55%
Lenovo 5.45%
Samsung 4.21%
Intel 1.31%
Medion 0.97%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.25%
ASUS All Series 2.94%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.79%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.79%


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