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What is rpcapd.exe?

Rpcapd.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if rpcapd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Rpcapd.exe file information

The process known as Remote Packet Capture Daemon or Wireless Manager belongs to software Remote Packet Capture Daemon or WinPcap or Remote Packet Capture Protocol (version v.0 (experimental)) by CACE Technologies (www.cacetech.com) or NetGroup - Politecnico di Torino.

Description: Rpcapd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rpcapd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 86,016 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 92,792 bytes, 77,824 bytes, 93,048 bytes or 117,264 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/rpcapd.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. Rpcapd.exe is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with rpcapd.exe occur, you can also do the following:

  • get help from the software vendor Affinegy
  • uninstall Wireless Manager or WinPcap software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

Recommended: Identify rpcapd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rpcapd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rpcapd.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

its part of NET Traffic Meter, i use it to monitor my bandwidth.
  paul   (further information)
part of "on line eye" software used to monitor all modem traffic
needed it to run ethereal
Part of the WinPcap packet library. Used by a host of network analyzers and traffic meters.
  Kai   (further information)
prerequisite for ethereal (winpcap)
Use to sample packets from air around user, useful in security. Not known to be dangerous.
  Celine Dion's Ovarian Cancer  
I use it for hamachi conection
gehört vermutlich zum VDownloader

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of rpcapd.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments.
2 users think rpcapd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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