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Should I remove Rhapsody?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,032
United States Rank #1,306
Reach 0.1938%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.56 days
724.52 days >
Average installed length: 380.68 days


What is Rhapsody?

Rhapsody is an online music store subscription service. The Rhapsody Music Software, which is free from Rhapsody, helps organize music collections, and synchronize them in MP3 portable media players (PMP) with the Rhapsody subscription service. It thus competes with Apple Inc.'s iTunes software.

About  (from Rhapsody International)

If you have a PC, you can also listen with the Rhapsody software. Use the software to store all your music in one place and to transfer music to an MP3 player.


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 primary executable is named rhapsody.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 197.02 MB (206,586,304 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rhapsody.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rhapsody
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Rhapsody\Unwise32.exe /A C:\Program Files2\Rhapsody\install.log
Estimated size: 197.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rhapsody

Program executable:rhapsody.exe
Name:Rhapsody Music Subscription Service
Path:C:\Program Files\rhapsody\rhapsody.exe
Additional files:
  • dbclient.exe - Rhapsody Music Subscription Service (Local database helper application)
  • RhapDrmClean.exe - Rhapsody DRM Cleaner Tool
  • rhaphlpr.exe - Rhapsody Helper
  • wpdhelper.dll - Rhapsody Component
  • xui.dll - xui
  • xviews.dll
  • RhapSupport.exe - Rhapsody Customer Support (32-bit) (Rhapsody Customer Support Tool)
  • RhapsodyReal.exe - Rhapsody
  • dtdr3260.dll - RealMedia® Datatype Driver (32-bit) (RealMedia® Datatype Driver)
  • gdihelpr.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealNetworks Products (32-bit) (GDI Plus Helper Plugin)
  • mmcdda32.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealNetworks RealPlayer (RealNetworks CD Extract Component)
  • pnrs3260.dll - RealPlayer (32-bit) (Resources Manager)
  • rpelevation.dll - RealNetworks AutoUpdate Helper
  • rnlog.dll - RealNetworks (RNLog)
  • WiseUpd2.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • rhapsody.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RhapsodyRipCDAudioOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Rhapsody.AudioCDRip.3' and the action verb 'rip.
  • rhaphlpr.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (RhapsodyDeviceOnArrival).
Scheduled Task
  • rhapsody.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8601F70F-0E7B-4B98-A7D2-A8FDD32892E3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • rhapsody.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'RealRhapsody3Reboot' which loads as C:\Program Files\Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • rhapsody.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\V CAST Music with Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000554873%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004842%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000707%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,450
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Rhapsody?

You can uninstall Rhapsody 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 Rhapsody, 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 Rhapsody.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.42%
Windows Vista 37.86%
Windows 10 10.81%
Windows XP 4.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.84%
Windows 8.1 3.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.76%
  Canada 1.80%
  Germany 0.15%
  PR 0.14%
  United Kingdom 0.14%
  Australia 0.09%
  Brazil 0.08%
  Mexico 0.08%
  Korea 0.06%
  RS 0.05%
  Israel 0.05%
  TT 0.03%
  India 0.03%
  Argentina 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 61.92%
Dell 20.70%
Acer 5.17%
Toshiba 4.67%
ASUS 1.98%
Intel 1.84%
Lenovo 0.81%
Gateway 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 7.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 3.31%
HP-Pavilion GG781AA-ABA a... 3.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.80%


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