A reader has a question about a pop-up on her computer:

“Not sure about this.  I turned on my computer this morning and this notice pop up appeared.  I think the r/realplayer?

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This certainly looks like a legitimate update for RealPlayer, but as I’m sure you know, a log of fake updates look real as well.  To be absolutely sure, just open up RealPlayer on your computer and click the drop-down menu at the top left.  Choose Check for Update from the drop-down menu.

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Check the boxes next to each update in the list that you want to install and then click the “Install” button. Click “Select All” to select all updates.

That way you can be absolutely sure you’re installing a legitimate update.