RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 6:56 am

StopBadware.org said Tuesday it has labeled two versions of the RealPlayer media player as “badware,” or spyware.

RealPlayer 10.5, it claims, “fails to accurately and completely disclose the fact that it installs advertising software on the user’s computer.” And RealPlayer 11, it claims, “does not disclose the fact that it installs Rhapsody Player Engine software, and fails to remove this software when RealPlayer is uninstalled.” Ryan Lukin, PR manager for RealNetworks, disputed some of the claims.


One Response to “RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org”

  1. Wogan May Says:

    Haha. Guess the old adage is true - Free things are worth what you pay for them.

    I still prefer WMPlayer, and I use GOM if there’s any ever tricky codecs to work around.

    ~ Wogan

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