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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?

Autoplay handler - realplay.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of RPCDBurningOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\RPCDBurningOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Scheduled task - realplay.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\RealCreateProcessScheduledTask191363634S-1-5-21-2845588404-3791128576-718412410-1000'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
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 0.1% of all Boost users have the realplay.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of realplay.exe users, 28.0% have disabled it.
How stable is RealPlayer (32-bit) ?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is realplay.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00933% CPU93252.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
92.56 MB RAM429.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          629 /min27.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
212 GDI objects141.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
679 context switches/sec679.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\\realplay.exe

Are there other versions of RealPlayer (32-bit) ?

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?

RealPlayer (32-bit) Stability

realplay.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Fonctionnement arrt (BEX)
Occurred on: November 3, 2013
Error: A cess de fonctionner et a t ferm (AppHangB1)
Details: Un probl�me a provoqu� l arr�t de l interaction de ce programme avec Windows.
Occurred on: October 3, 2013

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc. (verified)
Name: RealPlayer (32-bit)
Description: RealPlayer
Size: 489.15 KB
Original file name: REALPLAY.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: RealNetworks
Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 8/16/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0132844450%
Privileged CPU: 0.0039592165%
User CPU: 0.00932522844452%
Privileged CPU time: 5634952.24 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 100 ms
CPU cycle count: 53,339,538
CPU cycle count /min: 68,040,236
Context switches /sec: 679
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 345.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 364.55 MB
Paged memory: 92.56 MB
Peak paged memory: 101.1 MB
Paged system memory: 405.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.72 KB
Working set memory: 58.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 91.03 MB
Min working set memory: 34.64 MB
Private memory: 92.56 MB
Page faults: 487,359
Page faults /min: 2,371
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 166,755
Read operations /min: 616
Total read transfer: 41.66 MB
Read transfer /min: 784.02 KB
Total write operations: 6,995
Write operations /min: 13
Total write transfer: 16.3 MB
Write transfer /min: 9.07 KB
Total other operations: 622,703
Other operations /min: 285
Total other transfer: 8.96 MB
Other Transfer /min: 8.67 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 212
Peak GDI objects: 165
USER objects: 279
Peak USER objects: 240
Handle count average: 782
Thread count average: 41
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\\RealPlay.exe" /runevent "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\update\upgr3270.dll" AutoUpdateEvent
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe" /launcC:start_menu
"C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe" "/commanC:MyLibrary(NavigateToPath)"
"C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\\RealPlay.exe" "C:\????\.rm"
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe" /launcC:start_menu

Autoplay handler details

Name: RPPlayMediaOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\RPPlayMediaOnArrival

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {CAF98FFB-8246-4180-8543-CE4146F5E2AE}
Command: \{CAF98FFB-8246-4180-8543-CE4146F5E2AE}

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Network connectivity

TCP: v-5-327-d2928-214.webazilla.com on port 49583
TCP: channel-ecmp-13-prn1.facebook.com on port 50271
UDP: LISTENING on port 64359
UDP: LISTENING on port 49200
UDP: LISTENING on port 55226
UDP: LISTENING on port 64636
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 01243fa89fbec041e873de8386138440
SHA-1: 118f225e23e365e7b5cc01be2dc40146cd52d473
SHA-256: 7a9f1b4d4c295eae8cd8cc1805cb0df57e71d3411351c735cf425eb3dfa3bb40

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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