What is rpcsetup.exe?

The genuine rpcsetup.exe file is a software component of Remote PC by Idrive.
Rpcsetup.exe is an executable file that belongs to Remote PC, a program that lets users remotely access computers over the Internet. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Remote PC is a remote administration software the enables computers to be used from a different computer which may be miles away. The software enables users to use their home computers from work, branch computers can be accessed through the main workstation, and computers can be fixed by a technician sitting at his desk in a different corner of the world. Access Remote PC supports the Windows platform. IDrive Inc. (formerly the Pro Softnet Corporation), is an American company that develops technology for and specializes in data backup solutions for corporate and home users. The company was estrablished in 1995 and is currently headquartered in Calabasas, California, USA.

RPCSetup stands for Remote PC Setup

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the rpcsetup.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Rpcsetup.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rpcsetup
Rpcsetup.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Access Remote PC or Provides secure interactive access to display, keyboard and mouse of a remote computer and lets you belongs to software Access Remote PC by Access Remote PC ( ( or

Description: Rpcsetup.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Rpcsetup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,682,880 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 1,277,952 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The rpcsetup.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Rpcsetup.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with rpcsetup.exe, you can also uninstall Access Remote PC software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rpcsetup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rpcsetup.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

Utility program to help you remote control a computer
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With a 51% dangerous security rating I think it is not advisable to install this program.

Summary: Average user rating of rpcsetup.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks rpcsetup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving rpcsetup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rpcsetup. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the rpcsetup.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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