What is rhaphlpr.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 rhaphlpr.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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Rhaphlpr.exe file information

The process known as Rhapsody Helper belongs to software RealNetworks Rhapsody Music Subscription Service or Rhapsody Music Subscription Service by RealNetworks ( or Rhapsody International.

Description: Rhaphlpr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The rhaphlpr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 188,416 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 729,088 bytes, 176,128 bytes or 462,848 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Rhaphlpr.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with rhaphlpr.exe, you may want to uninstall Rhapsody or V CAST Music with Rhapsody software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rhaphlpr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rhaphlpr.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

New Version of Comcast Rhapsody... great program.
  Michael   (further information)
If the rhapsody is freezing up while signing, then we can end this process to resolve the issue

Summary: Average user rating of rhaphlpr.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 5 users think rhaphlpr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving rhaphlpr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rhaphlpr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the rhaphlpr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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