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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

Show functions
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:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
MD5:   aaed593f84afa419bbae8572af87cf6a
SHA1:   7e2cc7d2da54ee5d36ff5bc95972232983c076bb
SHA256:   cc0ffc5a69394c8830dc66320da01a820bbf41ad7e57d0fc343561dc5ef9a360
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) with extensive SYSTEM privileges (full administrator access). This version is installed on Windows XP and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

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:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:73.5 KB (75,264 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
Entropy:5.301191
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

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

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00032471%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00021271%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00011200%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:447 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1.16 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):2.86 MB
Private (minimum):1.1 MB
Non-paged memory:1.16 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:28.14 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):33.37 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:1009.78 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):2.87 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:807/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:6 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:52 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:3
12
Handles:51
600
GUI GDI count:4
103
GUI USER count:1
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\locator.exe
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:RpcLocator
Display name:RPC-Locator
Description:“Verwaltet die RPC-Namendienstdatenbank.”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

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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