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Why Realplayer has a right to open any software in my PC?

June 11, 2012 at 06:27:53
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, I currently have a problem with my PC. After my little brother changed something in my computer unexpectedly, my computer begin to open any file, browser, and software with Realplayer. And all those sofwares/programs also have Realplayer icon instead of the icon of their own.

Each time clicking on a program, Realplayer window open and ask me if I want to run this program, and when I click run, Realplayer now allowed me to open it.

I did try uninstalled Realplayer but after that, I cannot open those software. I also tried to go Realplayer --> Preferences ---> Content --> Media Player --> Uncheck "Make Realplayer my Universal Media Player." but it is still not change anything.

Can someone help me with this one. I don't think this is not a Realplayer by itself and maybe my brother did something wrong in my PC. Thank you very much and I appreciate any of your help or comment.

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June 11, 2012 at 06:35:10
You could perform a system restore back to before your brother made the changes. Click on the link below to learn how to do that.

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June 11, 2012 at 13:15:02
Try the EXE fix from here:

This is often due to a virus. When the problem is fixed run your AV scans and also MalwareBytes freebie. The latter often finds what AV's miss.

It is not a hardware issue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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June 11, 2012 at 17:40:11
The problem is what is called association. There are many posts on that and the above two ideas should fix it.

Hang up and live.

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June 11, 2012 at 22:26:19
Thank you guys!

I still cannot solve the problem.

@Dereck: You know what? It is not only FILES are effected but also Browsers and Softwares. That means I have to have a Realplayer's permission to open any IE or Chrome or Firefox Windows. It's weird! I know.

Any more help?

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June 12, 2012 at 05:56:55
Did you perform a system restore as I suggested?

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June 12, 2012 at 13:15:29
@OtherHill: I did, but the system doesn't allow me to do that and ask me if I want the "advance restore" which requires backing up all my files and preparing a restore disc to do that. That also means I have to loose all me settings in my computer. I don't want to do this step yet.

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June 12, 2012 at 14:58:34
Try following the uninstall instructions in the link below.

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June 12, 2012 at 15:26:29
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When doing this it would be interesting to know if your other programs work normally before you re-install RealPlayer again. If they still don't work try the EXE fix again before your re-install.

Btw did you actually try the EXE fix? Almost all programs are EXE including browsers and most other programs, which is why it was suggested.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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June 18, 2012 at 13:23:37
Re OtheHill: I did it at the beginning already but I am not lucky.

Re Dereck: It sounds like my PC has a need to fix EXE issues like you said but I tried several times to do what the page that you gave me ask but I still cannot fix it.

After doing all the steps, I restarted my PC, but it did not change anything. But I can tell you 80% it has EXE problem like you said.

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