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#1 WRGamble

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

This instruction from BleepingComputer does not help... "You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via Preferences" 1) I can not see the realplayer icon on my tray. 2) I cannot find StartCenter, 3) RealPlayer Program disappeared from my Add/Remove Programs list but program is still in Programs. Mine is classic case .. It reinstalls and pulls 100% CPU.. I realize this is not a NEW topic.. plas help me find it thx WRG

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

Is there a specific reason that you want to Disable / delete the program ??

Go Start > Run Box > Type services.msc > OK > Check if the process is running or stopped.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:54 PM

Thx Addict,,, I am using other programs in place of real player + its hogging the CPU... thx will try your routine right now... W

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

OK its not running now - previous to this I went to Task Manager and also stopped RealSched.exe then did a cold reboot. W

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

FWIW: There is no underline in the bona fide RP .exe file.

I have RP installed and there is no such file as you listed.

<<This instruction from BleepingComputer does not help...>>

What instruction are you referring to?

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

Louis, Thx. I inserted the underline instead of sending an entry that appeared like an executable file. The instruction from BleepingComputer is in quotations. Try Googling the file name ... from what I read it is part of Real Player. WG

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

You misunderstood...I want to see the link which is the source of the quote, I saw the quote...I want to see the source of the quote :).

Your use of the underline makes sense...but be aware that there are many files which do include an underline in their filenames and that is what I was trying to Google.

Realplayer.exe is indeed the base executable for RP.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

I'll do my best .... // This is the text from the website... when I googled How do I kill realplayer_exe abd then clicked on the first entry from bleepingcomputer.com //

"This is a valid program but it is not required to run on startup.

This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
Name: realplay
Filename: realplay.exe
Command: Unknown at this time.
Description: System Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via Preferences
File Location: Unknown
Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
HijackThis Category: O4 Entry "

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

Aahhh...I see, that should have come from the Startups database maintained here.

Are you having any issues/concerns now? Is there anything wrong with the way your system is functioning?

If you have an application installed that you do not use...it's best to just uninstall the app via Add/Remove Programs. Hopefully, it takes all remnants with it.

In the past, RP was an obnoxious program on any system. But I installed Version 14.0.6.666 last year and it's considerably better than previous versions I have toyed with.

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Edited by hamluis, 11 January 2012 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

Hey this is great help thanks... The problem was that RealPlayer was NOT showing up when I went to the Add/Delete programs dialogue... so today I went to Real Player.com and reinstalled it. I'm waiting to see if it behaves any better... so far it has NOT initiated multiple copies of realplayer_exe and my CPU is breathing easier. If it misbehaves I intend to kill it with the Add/Delete routine, I checked and it has now re-appeared there. Is this appropriate communication on the forum? I think it might help others if they do see the thread. Walt

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Good :).

Yes, the forum is for public view...we're good to go.

If you have any problems with RP, just continue to post to this topic.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:18 AM

Just in case that program, or any other programs, disappears from your Add/Remove Programs list in the future, I have used a free program called Revo Uninstaller with great success to uninstall programs that did not appear in the Add/Remove Programs list.

Real Player was a pain on my system too so I dumped it a long time ago and have never felt the need to bring it back in any form.

Edited by Stang777, 13 January 2012 - 02:22 AM.





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