What is the rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll process is also known as RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin and is a part of RealPlayer Download and Recording Plugin for or, as the case may be, Utility Common Driver. This software is produced by RealPlayer (www.real.com) or, as the case may be, RealNetworks (www.realnetworks.com). An obsolete or defective version of rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin
rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 425,680 bytes (27% of all these files), 426,736 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The rpbrowserrecordplugin file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 425,680 bytes (28% of all these files), 382,720 bytes as well as 7 other variants. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The rpbrowserrecordplugin file is not part of the Windows operating system. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about rpbrowserrecordplugin?
|This is a plugin for your internet browser from real player that allows the user to download embebbed videos in webpages (further information...) |
|Its from realplayer |
|STM gives it a high rating (67) |
|Nothing, but I sure didnt know it can monitor my browsing |
|It allows audio and video files to play within Internet Explorer. Any RealPlayer product compromises one's privacy, especially on the Windows platform -- and Internet Explorer is one of the least secure components of Windows. |
Summary: 15 users judge rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 5 users have already deleted rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall RealPlayer Download and Recording Plugin for or Utility Common Driver
To remove RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate RealPlayer Download and Recording Plugin for or Utility Common Driver in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll (RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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