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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locator.exe

Rpc Locator by Microsoft

Remove locator.exe
Version:   6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
MD5:   b4962cccb55c412e3ab927adeecaec48
SHA1:   131279acec8c64f80000c7bd604ec232ced47a85
SHA256:   b29d6bf518dd63e4380362bb4f32945f7a09238dc16c705e7835aaf7a84c03fd
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:6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
Product version:6.2.8102.0
Size:9 KB (9,216 bytes)
Build date:8/24/2011 7:38 AM
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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