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    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 5th Aug 04, 11:17 AM
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    MimiJane
    Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 04, 11:17 AM
    Real Download keeps popping up ...... 5th Aug 04 at 11:17 AM
    Hope someone can help here, this is driving me mad ....

    Soon after I've connected to the Internet, Real Download appears at the top of my screen and tries to download an MSN.co.uk page (I recently deleted the MSN Messenger program). It's only started doing this recently. Anyone advise as to how I can stop it doing this?

    Thanks.
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  • SONIC
    • #2
    • 5th Aug 04, 12:27 PM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #2
    • 5th Aug 04, 12:27 PM
    If you are not using it you could uninstall Real's software. In fact even if you are using it, you may want get rid of it, and then reinstall it, it would then update itself to the current version. (Which may well be what it's trying to do....)

    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 5th Aug 04, 12:58 PM
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    • #3
    • 5th Aug 04, 12:58 PM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #3
    • 5th Aug 04, 12:58 PM
    Thanks. I thought about doing this, but won't I lose all my downloads this way?

  • blood
    • #4
    • 5th Aug 04, 8:34 PM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #4
    • 5th Aug 04, 8:34 PM
    You won't lose downloads because they are seperate files. If you uninstall using the add/remove programs utility is will simply uninstall Real, but will keep the folder with any files in you may want to keep. (unless you saved them in a different folder) in which case you can then delete the entire folder.
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 5th Aug 04, 9:25 PM
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    • #5
    • 5th Aug 04, 9:25 PM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #5
    • 5th Aug 04, 9:25 PM
    Thanks a lot ...... going to uninstall now!


  • Donnie
    • #6
    • 6th Aug 04, 8:34 AM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #6
    • 6th Aug 04, 8:34 AM
    Watch out for that TkBellexe file

    Evntsvc

    TkBellExe

    Realsched Evntsvc.exe

    or

    Realsched.exe

    (Real Networks) Real Networks Scheduler which gets installed with RealOne Player. Under Win9x/ME this task shows as TKBELLEXE, and as EVNTSVC under Windows 2000/XP or REALSCHED depending on which version of RealOne Player you have installed. From our experience, everything that applies to EVNTSVC below, also applies to REALSCHED. RNDAL elsewhere in these Task List pages is a good starting point to read about RealOne Player. Next, a 15-Jun-2002 extract from the RealOne Player License Agreement that is specific to EVNTSVC (the said License Agreement was updated on 25-Nov-2002 by Real Networks and EVNTSVC was replaced by REALSCHED in that version of the License Agreement) : An application Scheduler, known as "evntsvc.exe," is installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. The Scheduler does not collect personal information or communicate with RealNetworks’ servers. It is used to remind AutoUpdate and Message Center to perform their tasks at pre-scheduled intervals. The Scheduler is also used to automatically launch RealNetworks’ Media Type Helper. The Media Type Helper ensures the system is configured for correct operation of the RealOne Player with Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions ("MIME&quot types, file extensions, Internet protocols and other media types. If a media type has been assigned a different action by a different application, Media Type Helper may override the association and substitute its own association.

    Recommendation :
    If reading about RNDAL did not put you off, then read on. RealPlayer Classic used to be one of the most needed pieces of software on a PC. Its successor, RealOne Player, is vying for the title of the most hated piece of software. For a start, on many PCs EVNTSVC slows down boot-ups unacceptably, using up to 90% of CPU time at times. There have also been reports of EVNTSVC dropping advertising shortcuts onto the desktop during idle times. Next, if you try to disable EVNTSVC via The Ultimate Troubleshooter or MSCONFIG, RealOne Player checks to see if it has been deleted from the Registry and re-instates it as a startup item ! To be fair, there is a facility within RealOne Player to "only perform automatic services while RealOne Player is in use". As stated in our write-up for RNDAL, our recommendation is to de-install RealOne Player and either use the classic RealPlayer, or something else such as WinAmp. If you absolutely want to keep RealOne Player, we suggest you rename EVNTSVC.EXE to EVNTSVC.EXE.OLD (or REALSCHED.EXE to REALSCHED.OLD) as that is the only way to make absolutely certain that it never runs, and RealOne Player works fine without it.

    Courtesy of http://www.answersthatwork.com/home_page.htm
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 6th Aug 04, 11:43 AM
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    • #7
    • 6th Aug 04, 11:43 AM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    • #7
    • 6th Aug 04, 11:43 AM
    Watch out for that TkBellexe file

    Evntsvc

    TkBellExe

    Realsched ! ! !Evntsvc.exe

    or

    Realsched.exe

    (Real Networks) ! ! !Real Networks Scheduler which gets installed with RealOne Player. !Under Win9x/ME this task shows as TKBELLEXE, and as EVNTSVC under Windows 2000/XP or REALSCHED depending on which version of RealOne Player you have installed. !From our experience, everything that applies to EVNTSVC below, also applies to REALSCHED. !RNDAL elsewhere in these Task List pages is a good starting point to read about RealOne Player. !Next, a 15-Jun-2002 extract from the RealOne Player License Agreement that is specific to EVNTSVC (the said License Agreement was updated on 25-Nov-2002 by Real Networks and EVNTSVC was replaced by REALSCHED in that version of the License Agreement) : ! An application Scheduler, known as "evntsvc.exe," is installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. !The Scheduler does not collect personal information or communicate with RealNetworks’ servers. !It is used to remind AutoUpdate and Message Center to perform their tasks at pre-scheduled intervals. !The Scheduler is also used to automatically launch RealNetworks’ Media Type Helper. !The Media Type Helper ensures the system is configured for correct operation of the RealOne Player with Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions ("MIME&quot types, file extensions, Internet protocols and other media types. !If a media type has been assigned a different action by a different application, Media Type Helper may override the association and substitute its own association.

    Recommendation :
    If reading about RNDAL did not put you off, then read on. !RealPlayer Classic used to be one of the most needed pieces of software on a PC. !Its successor, RealOne Player, is vying for the title of the most hated piece of software. !For a start, on many PCs EVNTSVC slows down boot-ups unacceptably, using up to 90% of CPU time at times. !There have also been reports of EVNTSVC dropping advertising shortcuts onto the desktop during idle times. !Next, if you try to disable EVNTSVC via !The Ultimate Troubleshooter !or MSCONFIG, RealOne Player checks to see if it has been deleted from the Registry and re-instates it as a startup item ! !To be fair, there is a facility within RealOne Player to "only perform automatic services while RealOne Player is in use". !As stated in our write-up for RNDAL, our recommendation is to de-install RealOne Player and either use the classic RealPlayer, or something else such as WinAmp. !If you absolutely want to keep RealOne Player, we suggest you rename EVNTSVC.EXE to EVNTSVC.EXE.OLD (or REALSCHED.EXE to REALSCHED.OLD) as that is the only way to make absolutely certain that it never runs, and RealOne Player works fine without it.

    Courtesy of http://www.answersthatwork.com/home_page.htm
    I'm afraid you're speaking to a totally "non-IT" person here, who knows little about computers, so I'm struggling to know what you're talking about here.

    Where do I look for these files I have to avoid?

    Is Real Player the same as Real Download?

    Can I please have the info. in layman's terms.

    Thanks.

  • SONIC
    • #8
    • 6th Aug 04, 1:10 PM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
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    • 6th Aug 04, 1:10 PM
    If you want it to be safe, just copy your downloads to another folder, and remove the program via add/remove programs in control panel.

    Donnie, is talkin in hard techie terms, trying to improve system performance whilst using RealOne player. He probably didn't realise that you not a techie type!

    Hope this helps.

    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 6th Aug 04, 5:20 PM
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    • #9
    • 6th Aug 04, 5:20 PM
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
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    • 6th Aug 04, 5:20 PM
    Bless you Sonic, I'll take your advice.

    He probably didn't realise that you not a techie type!
    Re. above ..... umm, slight understatement!!

    :-*
  • Donnie
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......


    Ok, I 'sort of' left it for others to explain. The new downloads of Real Player have an annoying 'spyware' element. You don't need it and you don't want it.

    If you haven't already done so, download and install; SpyBot & Destroy. Found here; http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
    Include the 'Tea Timer' in the download when given the option.

    Next download your Real Player files. During installation SpyBot will pop up a box asking whether you wish to allow a change to your registry, by TkBell exe or any of the files pointed out in my first post. Tick the box saying 'remember this decision' and then click 'Deny'. The nasty TkBell exe shouldn't bother you again.

    If you have already installed Real Player, SpyBot can stop it from installing itself every time you start up your computer.

    Under 'File' on the interface of SpyBot; click on 'Advanced', then 'Tools' and then choose the option of 'system start up'. In the list produced you will see the the TkBell exe file or one or more of those mentioned beforehand. Make sure these boxes are not ticked. When you 'deselect' thse boxes, SpyBot will ask you if you want to confirm that you want this entry deleted. Tick 'Remember this decision' and then 'Yes'.

    All done.

    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 6th Aug 04, 9:57 PM
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    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    Thanks Donnie.

    Sorry I'm pretty much computer illiterate, but I think I can follow your instructions now!

    I'll see how I get on ...


    :-*
  • Donnie
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    Hmmm....I think even the old version(1.2) had the 'Advanced mode'.

    Here's a tutorial for 1.2; http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT/index2.php

    I can't open my SpyBot at the mo to see where the advanced mode is. I post later when I do.
  • Donnie
    Re: Real Download keeps popping up ......
    There is a 'mode' button on SpyBot 1.3 for toggling between 'advanced' and 'easy'.
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