Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
89 registered (Anne H, Al LaPorte, Azeyic, Albunea, Allochi, augustm, 19 invisible), 1048 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1998079 - 12/11/12 10:00 PM RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges
pv88 Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 2865
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?

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
The Right Mic Makes all the Difference. Piano Mics at Sweetwater

Click Here


#1998090 - 12/11/12 10:45 PM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: pv88]
voxpops Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 3185
Loc: Oregon
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.
_________________________
"you don't need to have been a rabbit in order to become a veterinarian"

mabraman, 2015

Top
#1998093 - 12/11/12 10:51 PM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: pv88]
Kawai James Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 10393
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
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
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1998108 - 12/11/12 11:24 PM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: voxpops]
pv88 Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 2865
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.

Top
#1998190 - 12/12/12 04:43 AM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: Kawai James]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2590
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: Kawai James


VLC Player for me.


+1

Top
#1998320 - 12/12/12 11:53 AM Re: RN real.com & Real Player - unauthorized charges [Re: Kawai James]
KLSinCT Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/07/12
Posts: 148
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.
_________________________
Kevin L. Spindler
Early Keyboard Instruments
Stonington, CT
Harpsichords & Clavichords
Custom Instruments Built to Order
Rebuilding, Repair & Restoration
http://www.facebook.com/kevin.spindler.129

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Websites with digital sheet music
by peterpianist85
04/21/15 05:43 AM
Some Interesting Students this Week.....
by pianoman9
04/21/15 05:16 AM
The Piano Teaching Legacy of Solomon Mikowsky
by Molto lombardo
04/21/15 03:36 AM
Amateur-tuned and voiced! piano. How does it sound to you?
by JohnCKL
04/21/15 03:35 AM
BEST FOR CARRYING AROUND?
by peterws
04/21/15 03:25 AM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,968 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,397 Topics
2,398,102 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission