What is rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll?

The genuine rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll file is a software component of RealPlayer by RealPlayer.
RealPlayer offers this dll as a plugin for internet browsers. It allows the user to download and record content from the utilized browser for playback in RealPlayer. Introduced in 1995 as an audio player, RealPlayer currently plays nearly all types of recordable media including audio and video.

RPBrowserRecordPlugin stands for RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin

Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin.

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Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll file information

The process known as RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin or RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer

belongs to software RealPlayer Download and Recording Plugin for or Utility Common Driver or RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer or EMSC or iTunes or Verizon Media Manager or My Book Device Driver or VADIS Config

by RealPlayer ( or RealNetworks (

Description: Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 308,856 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 370,296 bytes and 15 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll file is not a Windows core file. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. Rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll, you can uninstall the software RealPlayer using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), visit the vendor’s support site or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

this company is the pits.Every time they bring out an upgrade I get major problems with my version at the moment I am on version 15 plus and cannot see the download and record button I have contacted them but they do not care
If you remove this plugin, you can not download movies from IE
It is starting and working without my permission and my aknowledgement and occupy a lot of my computer power. Very anoing - It's your computer spy.
If this longstanding BHO (Browser Helper Object) was causing any major issues in view of its wide use, I'm sure we would know about by now. What's possible and what's likely, that is the question.
  G Allen  
IT is used when you download A/V files from the internet.
It's a BHO (Browser Helper Object) that becmes part of IE. It's a badly locked door. Make sure you have some security before you start using this because IE is bad enough, but this will piggy-back on IE and bypass your firewall.
  John Vreeland  
It does randomly check the internet for who knows what ? I have my fire wall blocking that query.The program still runs fine I beleave the query is to update the annoying music news pop up.
This plug-in from real player for the browser, it can be used to download videos from any resource.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll: based on 39 votes with 9 reviews. 18 users think rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 6 users think rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving rpbrowserrecordplugin issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active rpbrowserrecordplugin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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