How do I remove Real Player?!?!?!?!?

  [DELETED] 18:43 16 Nov 2003

Here is my posting, which I thought was resolved:

click here

But, just like that auntie who calls every Christmas and smells of sherry or wee, I just can't get this to go [sorry if I have described any Helproom Angels!!! - lol]

I have:

* deleted the program by add/remove in Control Panel

* deleted all references to realplayer in the registry

It comes back

* deleted via it's own remover

* deleted all references to realplayer in the registry

It comes back!

Then I had a [minor] brainwave & removed the restorepoint. Did both of the above> turned off the PC> set new restore point> turned on Restore System

It comes back

What on earth am I doing wrong here!!!!!!


  wee eddie 18:55 16 Nov 2003

It will work out cheaper in the long run

  [DELETED] 19:10 16 Nov 2003

Are you using aol, as real player is the default for aol.

  [DELETED] 19:45 16 Nov 2003

wee eddie - I have & have just re-instelled windows & others [mostly thanks to help from here] & am still in the same boat

jimv7 - think you've hit the nail on the head! Yes, I am using AOL &, thinking on these lines, AOl asks me to re-install 'files needed to play this media' after I have deleted Real Player - even though I have not tried to play anything except on Winamp 3.0!! Just never saw the link before ;o))

Can this be amended - or am I doomed to have this defunct piece of software on my system?



  [DELETED] 19:55 16 Nov 2003

If you wish to use the AOL player for listening/viewing files then yes, you will need Realplayer as the AOL one is based on it.

Try from the AOL desktop, settings/prefrences/media player, and un-tick the 2 boxes for AOL player, then remove Realplayer, might work, but can't say for sure. j.

  [DELETED] 19:03 17 Nov 2003

Good sound advice, as always! The darned thing seems to have gone.

You've kept me sane for a little while longer.

Many thanks for your help,


  [DELETED] 19:13 17 Nov 2003

Remember that it will most likely return when aol does its uninvited and automatic download for updates.

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