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#1998079 - 12/11/12 10:00 PM RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges
pv88 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
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Question:

When purchasing online games, or, downloading software from real.com, has anyone else been seeing unauthorized charges on their accounts and credit cards?

Just had to report a charge of $1.00 (yes, only one dollar) from "RN real.com" as it appeared as a pending amount. Had to put a stop on the card as the bank is going to be sending a new one. Another hassle, but it has to be done.

I no longer trust real.com for anything, as I am now in the process of removing all traces of "Real Player" from my computer, as I can use either "iTunes" or "QuickTime" player instead, on a Mac.

This is not the first time I have seen unauthorized charges.

Has anyone else encountered this?

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#1998090 - 12/11/12 10:45 PM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: pv88]
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I haven't used Real Player in years as it used to try to take over my computer. The free Real Alternative was just as useful for the same file types.
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#1998093 - 12/11/12 10:51 PM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: pv88]
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Years ago I used Real's software for creating streaming video of my university projects. I don't think I've touched it since.

VLC Player for me.

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#1998108 - 12/11/12 11:24 PM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: voxpops]
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Originally Posted By: voxpops
I haven't used Real Player in years as it used to try to take over my computer. The free Real Alternative was just as useful for the same file types.


This appears to be true... "as it used to try to take over my computer."

Have just spent the last half hour or so going through system files to manually delete most of the Real Player files that I could find. And, there may be more.

I don't recommend using them if you have other options.

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#1998190 - 12/12/12 04:43 AM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James


VLC Player for me.


+1

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#1998320 - 12/12/12 11:53 AM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: Kawai James]
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Loc: Stonington, CT USA
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Years ago I used Real's software for creating streaming video of my university projects. I don't think I've touched it since.

VLC Player for me.

James
x


+1!

K.
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