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What is realsched.exe?

Part of RealPlayer (32-bit) by RealNetworks

What is it?

RealNetworks Scheduler RealUpgrade Launcher is part of RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple proprietary versions of RealAudio and RealVideo formats.
Description of realsched.exe from RealNetworks
Real brings you RealPlayer, the only solution you’ll need for managing all your music and videos. It’s the best free media player around for enjoying all types of entertainment! You can also transfer your media to and from your PC and mobile phone. With the RealPlayer media player, you can play files created for both MAC and PC, as well as the following types of files: m4a, mp3, wma, ra, rv, rm, ram, rmvb, wav, flv, 3gp, 3gp2, mp4, m4v, wmv, iv4, avi, MPEG-4, and more.
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How does realsched.exe run?

Process - realsched.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. realsched.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does realsched.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - realsched.exe is registered with the run identifier 'TkBellExe' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\update\realsched.exe" -osboot' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Autoplay handler - realsched.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of RPDeviceOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\RPDeviceOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Scheduled task - realsched.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Real Player online update program'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the realsched.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of realsched.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
How stable is RealPlayer (32-bit) ?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     realsched.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is realsched.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03348% CPU334775.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.07 MB RAM9.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     60 /min2.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         10 GDI objects6.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\update\realsched.exe

Are there other versions of RealPlayer (32-bit) ?

What else is related?

RealPlayer (32-bit) Stability

realsched.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (InPageError)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real gave the Intern More...
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File details

File name: realsched.exe
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc. (verified)
Name: RealPlayer (32-bit)
Description: RealNetworks Scheduler
Version: 16.0.0.282
Size: 288.16 KB
Original file name: realsched.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: RealNetworks
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 8/15/2010
Expiration date: 8/16/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0356022813%
Privileged CPU: 0.0021247687%
User CPU: 0.03347751262349%
Privileged CPU time: 6887709.94 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 19 ms
CPU cycle count: 299,142,316
CPU cycle count /min: 75,362,173
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 65.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 74.85 MB
Paged memory: 2.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.56 MB
Paged system memory: 117.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.93 KB
Working set memory: 585.66 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.55 MB
Min working set memory: 292.41 KB
Private memory: 2.07 MB
Page faults: 304,852
Page faults /min: 857
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 589
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 1.72 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.91 KB
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 655 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 70,708
Other operations /min: 194
Total other transfer: 1.57 MB
Other Transfer /min: 4.76 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 11
Resources
Handle count average: 355
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe" -osboot
"C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\update\realsched.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe" -osboot
"C:\Program Files\real\realplayer\update\realsched.exe" -startedByApp
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\update\realsched.exe" -startedByApp

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: TkBellExe
Command: "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\update\realsched.exe" -osboot

Autoplay handler details

Name: RPPlayMediaOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\RPPlayMediaOnArrival

Scheduled task details

Name: RealCreateProcessScheduledTask139014846S-1-5-21-1963364131-53634610-151647264-1000
Command: \RealCreateProcessScheduledTask139014846S-1-5-21-1963364131-53634610-151647264-1000

Image hashes

MD5: 48e6868781b4e8bf4b77dbec7694bce8
SHA-1: a53c6999213b57ce37a0a24dc28aaa1937ac49c0
SHA-256: 801bcdace8323e28d6ea4b86fa71216643e89097bdac7162246a098a89b5d08f

PE image details

File entropy: 6.57887
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
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