Real Player

  johnanthony 17:42 04 Nov 2007
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Has anyone had this experience lately? I got a pop up to say there was an important security update for Real Player. I clicked the box but nothing happened. So I went into the the programme vis Start, all programmes, Real, Real player and then clicked on "check for updates". Result my computer crashed and restarted itself.

So I tried again - same result. I suspect a conflict so have uninstalled real player.
Is Real player safe?
Does anyone know of any known conflicts
Thanks in advance

  VoG II 17:43 04 Nov 2007

Try Real Alternative click here

  sunny staines 18:18 04 Nov 2007

a critical hole has just been patched, use check for updates within real player.

  johnanthony 18:38 04 Nov 2007

Thanks Sunny

Thats actually what I did which caused the crash.
What if I start from scratch and re-download the full programme. Is it safe?

Cheers

  Batch 18:48 04 Nov 2007

Take VOg's advice. Real Alternative is lighter on your PC and a lot less hassle.

  sunny staines 19:04 04 Nov 2007

have you got something blocking the update, maybe a security program.

  sunny staines 19:05 04 Nov 2007

delete realplayer restsart pc, then download fresh and install.

  sunny staines 19:08 04 Nov 2007

i am using the real player beta from click here

no problems with it.

  johnanthony 20:17 04 Nov 2007

Thanks everyone. I'm going to try the beta programme. If that fails then Alternative it is.

Thanks again

  johnanthony 21:00 04 Nov 2007

Sory folks
I thought I had cracked it, but the realplayer 11 beta also crashed the machine when I tried to run it. I guess I'll go for real alternative and later see if I have a conflict with one of the security programmes. I run McAfee and AVG and they seem to be compatable.

Any comments would be appreciated

Thanks

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