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8% remove it92% keep it
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1.2.0 46.15%
1.0.0 53.85%



RealViewer is a software program developed by RealNetworks. The most common release is 1.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named RealViewer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 693.5 KB (710,144 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 59% of users of RealViewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.real.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\realnetworks\realviewer\plugins
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E8C302FD-54D4-41FE-9FBF-D14C856C3641}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 693.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RealViewer

Program executable:RealViewer.exe
Additional files:
  • audplin.dll - Audio Renderer/File Format plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Audio Renderer/File Format plugin for RealMedia®)
  • mp4arender.dll - MPEG-4 Audio Renderer plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (MPEG-4 Audio plugin for RealMedia)
  • mp4fformat.dll - QuickTime File Format plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (QuickTime File Format plugin for RealMedia)
  • mp4vrender.dll - MPEG4-Video Renderer plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (MPEG4-Video Renderer plugin for RealMedia®)
  • rarender.dll - RealAudio Renderer plugin for RealMedia(R) (32-bit) (RealAudio Renderer plugin for RealMedia(R))
  • rmfformat.dll - RealVideo File Format plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (RealVideo File Format plugin for RealMedia)
  • rvrender.dll - RealVideo Renderer plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (RealVideo Renderer plugin for RealMedia)
  • smplfsys.dll - Simple File System plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (Simple File System plugin for RealMedia)
  • h263render.dll - H263+ Renderer plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (H263+ Renderer plugin for RealMedia)
  • smlrender.dll - SMIL Renderer plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (SMIL Renderer plugin for RealMedia®)
  • hxxml.dll - XML Parser plugin for RealMedia(R) (32-bit) (XML Parser plugin for RealMedia(R))
  • smmrender.dll - SMM Renderer plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (SMM Renderer plugin for RealMedia®)
  • ramrender.dll - RAM Renderer plugin for RealMedia (32-bit) (RAM Renderer plugin for RealMedia)
  • flvff.dll - Helix Flash File Format Plugin (32-bit) (Helix Flash File Format Plugin)
  • ramfformat.dll - RAM File Format for RealMedia (32-bit) (RAM File Format plugin for RealMedia)
  • aacff.dll - AAC Audio File Format plugin (32-bit) (AAC Audio File Format plugin)
  • hxsdp.dll - SDP plugin for RealMedia(R) (32-bit) (SDP plugin for RealMedia(R))
  • clntxres.dll - RealMedia Resources (32-bit) (RealMedia Resources)
  • vidsite.dll - Common Products (32-bit) (Video Component)
  • contfsys.dll - RealViewer (32-bit) (Container File System)
  • recffpln.dll - RealViewer RECF Plugin
  • sonrecordengine.dll - RealViewer SONR Plugin
  • hxmedplyeng.dll - RealViewer
  • mametadata.dll - RealViewer Metadata Plugins
  • maplayerapp.dll - RealViewer Application
  • qcpfformat.dll
  • upgrade.dll

How do I remove RealViewer?

You can uninstall RealViewer 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 RealViewer, 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 RealViewer.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 15%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.23%
Windows Vista 15.38%
Windows XP 15.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows Vista Business 15.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.09%
  Australia 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%
  Russia 4.55%
  AF 4.55%
  Romania 4.55%
  Turkey 4.55%
  Saudi Arabia 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
ASUS 15.38%
Toshiba 7.69%
Sony 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8530w 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 8.33%
Sony VPCEB3D4R 8.33%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard p6703w 8.33%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 8.33%

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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