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What is RealPlay.exe?

Part of RealPlayer (32-bit) by RealNetworks

What is it?

RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, is a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions (proprietary) of RealAudio and RealVideo formats. The software is powered by an underlying open source media engine called Helix.
Description of realplay.exe from RealNetworks
Real brings you RealPlayer, the only solution you’ll need for managing all your music and videos. It’s the best free media player around for enjoying all types of entertainment! You can also transfer your media to and from your PC and mobile phone. With the RealPlayer media player, you can play files created for both MAC and PC, as well as the following types of files: m4a, mp3, wma, ra, rv, rm, ram, rmvb, wav, flv, 3gp, 3gp2, mp4, m4v, wmv, iv4, avi, MPEG-4, and more.
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How does realplay.exe run?

Process - RealPlay.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. RealPlay.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does realplay.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - RealPlay.exe is registered with the run identifier 'RealTray' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the realplay.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of realplay.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is RealPlay.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1631.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.32 MB RAM43.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 27 /min1.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
49 GDI objects32.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by RealPlayer (32-bit) .

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real gave the Intern More...
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File details

File name: RealPlay.exe
Name: RealPlayer (32-bit)
Description: RealPlayer
Size: 25.5 KB
Original file name: REALPLAY.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001739155%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000107441%
User CPU: 0.00016317139101%
Total CPU time: 141,661 ms
Total CPU time /min: 8 ms
Privileged CPU time: 86753.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 18 ms
User CPU time: 65578.12 ms
User CPU time /min: 4 ms
CPU cycle count: 126,884,488
CPU cycle count /min: 687,869,845
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 100.81 MB
Peak committed memory: 103.64 MB
Paged memory: 9.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.35 MB
Paged system memory: 151.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.27 KB
Working set memory: 4.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.83 MB
Min working set memory: 2.73 MB
Private memory: 9.32 MB
Page faults: 25,222
Page faults /min: 13
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 35,916
Read operations /min: 16
Total read transfer: 23.43 MB
Read transfer /min: 16.23 KB
Total write operations: 20,450
Write operations /min: 11
Total write transfer: 35.63 MB
Write transfer /min: 43.97 KB
Total other operations: 738,437
Other operations /min: 194
Total other transfer: 304.57 MB
Other Transfer /min: 61.98 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 49
USER objects: 28
Handle count average: 211
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe" SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe" SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: RealTray
Command: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

Image hashes

MD5: 849d97fe4cc09cfc2772d10f641e1baf
SHA-1: 84380ad2b54434594e7b808457096d2017d412a4
SHA-256: 409e2d2613de9662c141ebc17f3ecf92828b549bbb7aab3908ffbc46da5dd853

PE image details

File entropy: 5.19148
File packed: No
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