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TkBellExe msconfig-Startup-Entry

Is there an entry in your Startup "TkBellExe", I have it and have Disabled it with Startup Cop and Unchecked it in msconfig and it always starts up when I open RealOne player. I checked the box in RealOne - Internet Settings - Only perform automatic services while RealOne Player is in use - which disables it when the player is off, but as soon as you open it, it reactivates the Startup - TkBellExe, anyways here is some info on it and a possible fix.

Details: TkBellExe

RealPlayer version: 6.0.10.505 RealOne 'Free' package
Registry Key Location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Key Name: TkBellExe
Value: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
Put there unconditionally when RealOne is installed, stays there, and is recreated/updated when RealOne is started if you try to delete or change it. There is no option to disable this behavior, although there IS an option within RealOne which supposedly makes it actively do stuff only when RealOne is being executed.
This is under "Internet Settings" as "Only perform automatic services while RealOne Player is in use". When you try Enabling this option, it begs you not to. When you enable it, it still DOES NOT remove the above registry key, however the evntsvc.exe process is terminated when RealOne is exited, and from that point on is started and closed in tandem with RealOne.
Note that the 'Run' registry key is still there, so I assume it doesn't *allow* itself to start when RealOne isn't running.
Regardless of the above setting, the TkBellExe registry key is still recreated/updated every time RealOne is running.
So far the only apparent action of the evntsvc process was to create a desktop shortcut link to Tiscali's website. The initial memory footprint is 143kb - same as the exe size - in ram and about 450kb paged.
There is a resolution: it seems that if you delete evntsvc.exe, then RealOne does not complain about not being able to run it, and it no longer creates the registry key. It's not exactly a documented technique though.

A user has an update to this problem: Hi Mike - I've just downloaded the latest FREE "RealOne'' and found the unwanted reg key

Just for your information.
In the new Free RealPlayer version: 6.0.11.868 Evntsvc.exe is replaced by a new file realsched.exe 149KB C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot
I could not delete this file from Windows so had to do it from DOS. (protected or in use?)
I just put this in a BAT file and then deleted the registry key. DEL C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\REAL\UPDATE~1\REALSC~1.EXE
All seems to work OK so far, you may want to check this one out - Thank you for the info on your site
Very best regards - Fred (Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK)

***Another user of the site has another Update to this problem 7/26/05***

If you are running Windows XP: Simply logon with an account with admin rights, use task manager to kill realsched.exe, then delete the file (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe) from your drive. You can then apply the regfix once and for good.
Thanks for your help
Gary

 


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