Removing RealPlay.exe - RealPlayer Tray Bar Application

Q

How to remove RealPlay.exe from the startup application list to gain performance and reduce security risk?

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A

Startup application RealPlay.exe is a Tray Bar process to provide you quick access to RealPlayer. More information on ssdiag.exe.

If you want to remove RealPlay.exe from the startup application list to gain performance and reduce security risk, you can follow this tutorial.

There seems to be no way to use Real Player's own configuration to remove itself from the startup application list. So we have to use HijackThis as startup application management tool.

1. Run C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

2. Click "Do a system scan only".

3. Locate the following entry in the scan report and click Fix Checked.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real
   \RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

4. Restart your Windows system.

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