May 26th, 2003, 06:17 AM
Rpcss.exe = Virus?
Hi to all there!I would like to know if anyone knows something about rpcss.exe. This programm runs every time windows boots and im a little suspicius about this.Is it a virus or just a system program? Thank you
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May 26th, 2003, 06:50 AM
That's the Microsoft Remote Procedure Call Service. I'm not really familiar with it, but if you want to learn more, google is always ready.
May 26th, 2003, 07:52 AM
rpcss - rpcss.exe - Process Information
Process File: rpcss or rpcss.exe
Process Name: RPC Portmapper
Description: The Windows RPC portmapper process handles RPC-calls (Remote Procedure Calls) and maps them to the appropriate service provider
Common Errors: N/A
System Process: Yes
May 26th, 2003, 01:35 PM
It's a regular windows file but this doesn't mean it cannot be infected!!
Run a decent virusscanner just to make sure!
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May 26th, 2003, 05:56 PM
I agree with SirDice, just ran a check on symantec's website for viruses/backdoors that include rpcss and this is what I found:
You might want to also read up on the list of vulnerabilities associated with rpcss from symantec or another related site.
May 26th, 2003, 06:27 PM
Some more RPCSS Info Here
(its located about midway through the list)
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May 26th, 2003, 06:30 PM
here, I found a really good explination
as SirDice and GreekGoddess suggested, I would scan it too.
May 26th, 2003, 10:49 PM