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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 64-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 0.6% of all Boost users have the realplay.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of realplay.exe users, 10.0% 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.
0.10064% CPU1006448.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
76.12 MB RAM353.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          364 /min16.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
300 GDI objects200.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
561 context switches/sec561.0%
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 on: September 5, 2013
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

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 Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)

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: 487.65 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: 0.1391809948%
Privileged CPU: 0.0385361362%
User CPU: 0.10064485866623%
Privileged CPU time: 7574.33 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 24 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,203,980,987
CPU cycle count /min: 297,265,601
Context switches /sec: 561
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 305.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 336.81 MB
Paged memory: 76.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 94.08 MB
Paged system memory: 328.37 KB
Non-paged system memory: 58.94 KB
Working set memory: 11.67 MB
Peak working set memory: 72.52 MB
Min working set memory: 7.32 MB
Private memory: 76.12 MB
Page faults: 839,849
Page faults /min: 3,939
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 82,408
Read operations /min: 353
Total read transfer: 140.4 MB
Read transfer /min: 624.16 KB
Total write operations: 2,415
Write operations /min: 11
Total write transfer: 3.73 MB
Write transfer /min: 17.92 KB
Total other operations: 292,142
Other operations /min: 1,343
Total other transfer: 13.32 MB
Other Transfer /min: 58.24 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 300
Peak GDI objects: 320
USER objects: 322
Peak USER objects: 370
Handle count average: 920
Thread count average: 39
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe" /launcC:start_menu
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe" /launcC:desktop
"C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe" /launcC:start_menu
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe"

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: lhr08s04-in-f1.1e100.net on port 62671
UDP: LISTENING on port 61224
UDP: LISTENING on port 53641
UDP: LISTENING on port 61312
UDP: LISTENING on port 50685
TCP: on port 54024
UDP: LISTENING on port 52025
UDP: LISTENING on port 2968
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: b7cfa3f9df5df31e67b93c4aacbb9c97
SHA-1: f4b4adf447953eeb5f5ff779ee62720dc8e2c82a
SHA-256: bb582a70090f3660c231405aba6155d2b8cf8f59c653d16cbdc57412347fe298

PE image details

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