Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 3.66%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.08%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.21%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.04%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.10%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 11.73%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.08%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.08%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.04%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.08%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 20.82%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 37.04%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.04%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 6.54%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.32%
5.2.3790.1830 (srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447) 0.08%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 10.16%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.78%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.53%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.08%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.49%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.04%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.33%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.08%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) 0.04%
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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, SetServiceStatus
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
GetLastError, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
InterlockedCompareExchange, InterlockedExchange
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
GetModuleHandleA
api-ms-win-core-misc-l1-1-0.dll
Sleep
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
TerminateProcess, ExitProcess, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentProcessId
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
QueryPerformanceCounter
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
CreateEventW, SetEvent, WaitForSingleObject
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount
api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, SetServiceStatus
api-ms-win-service-winsvc-l1-1-0.dll
RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW
kernel32.dll
ExitProcess, GetLastError, SetEvent, WaitForSingleObject, CreateEventW, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, UnhandledExceptionFilter, InterlockedExchange
msvcrt.dll
DllMain

locator.exe

Rpc Locator by Microsoft

Remove locator.exe
Version:   6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
MD5:   10b21284b3d964ab3dc45490e57d422e
SHA1:   3d984e7c648413895766e64641e07d816b32a42f
SHA256:   12d5e3a7785f21c99c5ead14a88eb7a86a058e26c091991339356d99d196cc13
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is locator.exe?

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service manages the RPC name service database.

Overview

locator.exe runs as a service under the name RPC-Locator (RpcLocator) within the local user context. This version is installed on Windows 8.

DetailsDetails

File name:locator.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Rpc Locator
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\locator.exe
Original name:locator.exe.mui
File version:6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version:6.2.9200.16384
Size:9.5 KB (9,728 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
Entropy:5.301191
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'RpcLocator'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 49.25% of Rpc Locator.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.12%
Hewlett-Packard 19.40%
ASUS 13.43%
Toshiba 12.69%
Acer 11.19%
Sony 3.73%
Lenovo 3.73%
GIGABYTE 2.61%
Samsung 2.24%
MSI 1.49%
Alienware 0.75%
Medion 0.75%
Intel 0.75%
Gateway 0.75%
Sahara 0.37%
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