What is realevent.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the realevent.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Realevent.exe file information

The process known as RealNetworks Event Launcher belongs to software RealOne Player (version (32-bit)) by RealNetworks (

Description: Realevent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The realevent.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (generally C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 53,293 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify realevent.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as realevent.exe. Therefore, you should check the realevent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

File realevent.exe is related to RealOne player. The process may run silently in the background and connect to the internet to checks for Real Player updates. However you can not turn it off in RealOne player unless you terminate it from Windows Task Manager.
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Summary: Average user rating of realevent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving realevent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with realevent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the realevent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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