Uninstalling RealPlayer – How Do I Remove RealPlayer?

on November 9th, 2011 | 5 Comments

realplayerAre you having lots of ‘freeze up’ problems with RealPlayer so decided to uninstall /reinstall it but every time you start the uninstall, the process just freezes up and task manager shows “Real Player uninstall not responding”? Sadly, RealPlayer is the free version so there’s no support available from Real! Whilst I you are not totally dumb, you just need some fairly simple instructions to follow even though you are not computer geek.

Uninstall RealPlayer via Add/Remove Programs

  1. Make sure RealPlayer is closed. You can check this by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and looking in the task manager under Processes for “real.exe” “realsched.exe.”
  2. Click the Windows Start button, point to (All) Programs > Real > RealPlayer > Uninstall RealPlayer.
  3. Wait until the setup window of RealPlayer dialog appears uninstall.
  4. Check all the checkboxes and click Uninstall.

However, a normal uninstall is never enough to remove RealPlayer. This media player will reside in your computer even after uninstalling. If you no longer want RealPlayer as you have switched to iTunes player recently or the player is occupying a lot of memory space, you need to remove all components of RealPlayer as instructed below.
To delete the folders for RealPlayer located at:
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\
C:\Documents and Settings\[WindowsUsername]\Application Data\Real\

To delete the settings and configuration files for RealPlayer within the Windows Registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RealNetworks\.

Now, RealPlayer should be completely removed from your computer. However, despite the fact that is a matter of serious concern to you, you may not find any uninstaller in the real folder. Worst of all these, you may not even find the name of RealPlayer in control panel add or remove programs. If this is what you have just run into, there are several alternate uninstall solutions that you may want to know. Amongst them, Perfect Uninstaller is proved to be the most effective in completely removing RealPlayer or any unwanted app like uninstalling IObit Malware Fighter. Aside from this, a Perfect Uninstaller can repair computer network problem which is due to some certain software issues.

Force Uninstall RealPlayer with Perfect Uninstaller

  1. Right click the directory of RealPlayer (program folder) to select “Force Uninstall” to start the removal. Or you can drag the program icon (not shortcut) of RealPlayer on the desktop onto display panel of Perfect Uninstaller which will generate the Force Uninstall automatically for you.
  2. Force Uninstall Malware Protection

  3. Follow the on screen steps to finish the removal.
  4. Reboot computer and repeat the Force Uninstall process until all the directories of RealPlayer are gone.
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5 Responses to Uninstalling RealPlayer – How Do I Remove RealPlayer?

  1. james matthews -  November 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I have Mac OS X on a laptop and recently downloaded Real Player.The popups from it is really annoying and I want to uninstall it – can your tool work?

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  2. janine rose -  November 9, 2011 at 7:15 am

    How do you uninstall realplayer off windows vista?
    Plz tell us how to uninstall it with your tool! Now!

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  3. demetri smith -  November 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Trying to run RealPlayer I get a message:”The dynamic link library PNCRT.dll could not be found in the specified path C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer;.;C:\WINNT\system3… Files\Real\RealPlayer;C:\WINNT\system32;… Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\system
    When I try to uninstall it so that I can reinstall, it does not uninstall until i found your program thanks.

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  4. keira holloway -  November 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I want to uninstall realplayer from my computer, i go 2 control panel where it can be removed, but when i try 2 uninstall it, i get this message thing that says component missing, any1 know what the problem is? Hope your program work this out.

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  5. kelly smith -  November 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I need to uninstall with Perfect Uninstaller & reinstall realplayer as it has crashed. If I do that, will all my music downloads & videos in realplayer be deleted also?

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