|Thanks. When I uninstalled Real Player 10.5 - using 'remove programs' because RP didn't provide an uninstall option - folders were left behind. When I tried to delete them I got a warning that 'other programs may not work if you delete this folder'.|
I deleted the folders and sure enough it did affect my system. Lots of problems starting XP up etc. And big delays in opening folders.
I used system restore to go back to before I installed Real Player. No record now of RP in the registry and so far all is well.
I would advise people not to use Real Player.