RealPlayer 10.5 gets BadWare designation

“We find that RealPlayer 10.5 is badware because it fails to accurately and completely disclose the fact that it installs advertising software on the user’s computer,”says a new  Stop Badware entry.

It goes on,  “We additionally find that RealPlayer 11 is badware because it does not disclose the fact that it installs Rhapsody Player Engine software, and fails to remove this software when RealPlayer is uninstalled.”

RealPlayer 11 is currently promoted by RealNetworks at while RealPlayer 10.5 is distributed through channels such as Mozilla Firefox’s ‘Missing Plug-in’ feature and the BBC Radio website, says the Post.

 Jon Newton — myblogdammit

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