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What is rpcss.exe?

Rpcss.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 rpcss.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.

Rpcss.exe file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which rpcss.exe is associated.

Description: Rpcss.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file rpcss.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 8,708 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/rpcss.exe.html 
The rpcss.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The rpcss.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Rpcss.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify rpcss.exe related errors

If rpcss.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 58,368 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Rpcss.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "RPCSS.exe" must run at start up. Remote Procedure Call. Required by windows for programs to communicate with each other on networks/different machines. Originally for NT only but now installed with Win98/98se. Under Win98/98se, a program may need it to communicate with other components of itself. You could delete the program but if any abnormalities occur soon after then reinstall. Under NT, deleting this critical system component will disable the OS. For a more detailed explanation see here

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rpcss.exe. Therefore, you should check the rpcss.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

Windows RPC (Remote Procedure Calls) portmapper
RPC is short for Remote Procedure Call. What it does is to handle a number of API calls that relate to RPC.
  CyberQue   (further information)
It is like a legal spyware, with this program, Microsoft is watching what are you doing
  M4nz4n170 Vr47ny  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of rpcss.exe: based on 8 votes with 3 user comments.
6 users think rpcss.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks rpcss.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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