How to Fully Remove RealDownload without Any Hassle
As an online download software for Windows, RealDownload is used primarily for downloading video files from hundreds of websites such as Youtube, Facebook, or Dailymotion, and RealDownload’s simplicity in operation and excellence in performance has won the recognition and affection of many users. As for RealDownload’s reinstallation or uninstall, a simple way to uninstall RealDownloader is provided for users in the RealNetworks knowledge base (see how do I uninstall RealTime Downloader). However it doesn’t give the details on how to completely remove RealDownloader leftovers after the RealDownload uninstall is finished. In that case some users may be caught in certain troubles such as getting errors during the RealDownload uninstallation or failing to reinstall RealDownload . So what can users do to get rid of RealDownloader easily and fully?
Automatically Remove RealDownload with Max Uninstall (recommended):
To experience a simple and effective RealDownload uninstall , first of all you are suggested to download the professional tool Max Uninstall here and follow the wizard to install it. It is very easy to take in hand, and the following three steps will enable you to get rid of RealDownload immediately.
1. Select RealDownload program.
Double click to launch Max Uninstaller after terminating RealDownload and all related background processes connected with RealDownload> select RealDownload in the list of installed programs> click the Run Analysis button to proceed.
2. Scan for RealDownload components.
After several seconds’ scanning, you can review related RealDownload files, folders and registry entries, and then click the Complete Uninstall button to continue. During the process, continually click Yes in the dialog box twice to confirm RealDownload uninstall, and then click Scan Leftovers to enter the next step.
3. Perform complete uninstall.
Review the RealDownload leftovers and Click Delete Leftovers button. Click Yes in the dialogue box and then all RealDownload leftovers are instantly removed from your computer.
Real Networks owns many popular products such as RealTime, RealDownloader, RealPlayer, SuperPass, etc. Among them Real Player is also packed with an option to download video from sharing websites (see How to Uninstall RealPlayer). In fact, uninstalling those similar download software may aolso upset many users. To learn more about how to uninstall other download applications, you can reach the following articles with a quick click:
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Manually Remove RealDownload Step by Step:
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode.
- Open the Run dialogue by pressing the Windows + R keys > type “msconfig” and click on OK
click the Boot tab in the System Configuration interface > check the “Safe boot” box and click on OK> restart your computer
2. Completely shut down RealDownloader application.
- right click anywhere in the bottom bar of your screen > select Task Manager
- select all processes belonging to RealDownload in the Process tab > click End Task to close RealDownloader
3. Normally uninstall the RealDownloader program
- open Control Panel by right clicking on the start icon
- select Programs and Features in Control Panel
- locate RealDownloader in the program list and right click on the RealDownload icon
- click Uninstall/Change and follow the prompt to remove RealDownload
4. Delete all components connected with RealDownloader .
1). Registry entries:
- Right click on the Start icon > click on Search > type “regedit” in the box and press Enter key to activate Windows Registry Editor
- navigate to these folders, right click these folders and click Delete:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\ Software \ RealNetworks \ RealDownloader
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ RealNetworks \ RealDownloader
2). Files or folders:
- Go to My Computer > C:\Program Files (x86) \ > RealNetworks \
> right click RealDownloader folder and click Delete
(Notice: In case of any mis-operation in this deletion part, we strongly recommend you to apply Max Uninstall for safe removal of RealDownloader components)
After the RealDownloader uninstall is finished, you can go to Start, select Search and try to search whether there still exists remaining folder belonging to RealDownloader, and then restart the system to complete the removal of RealDownloader.
How to fix browser problems caused by RealDownloader :
Once RealDownload is installed in your computer, it integrates with your browsers (including Firefox, Chrome, and IE), so as whenever you roll over the top-right corner of a video on the web page, RealDownloader displays a “download this video” logo and automatically opens its download manager with one click. As a result, after the RealDownload has been totally removed, you need to manually reset your browsers and restore your homepage by performing these steps:
- Internet Explorer
Right click Start > click Run > type “inetcpl.cpl” in the box and press Enter key > click the Advanced tab > click Reset in Reset Internet Explorer settings > select Delete personal settings checkbox > click Close after IE finishes resetting.
- Google Chrome
Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome:
C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
> look for a file named Default and rename it to DefaultBackup > launch Coogle Chrome again and then a new Defualt file will be created.
- Mozilla Firefox
Open Firefox > go to Help and then Troubleshooting Information in the menu > click Reset Firefox button > click Finish after Firefox is done.
This article provides two solutions to RealDownloader removal issue, both automatically and manually. We hope you can learn some uninstall techniques after reading this RealDownloader uninstall instruction. For more how-to guides you are welcome to visit our homepage and leave comments if any communication is needed.