What is locator.exe? Is locator.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: Rpc Locator
Product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System or Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company: Microsoft Corporation (www.microsoft.com)
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2 users rated it as dangerous.
|All comments about locator.exe: |
| aars|| gonna turn it off |
| || Microsoft Locator |
| Jeff|| needed system file |
| Pit|| unnoetige Datei ... Windows laeuft auch ohne .. |
| Leadraft|| I terminate this process when playing online games. Doesn't seem to have any adverse effects on system operation when it's turned off. |
| Chris|| See also: Link |
| ighon|| Locator.exe is the remote procedure call locator service and is essential for the smooth running of Microsoft Windows. This process maintains a database of publicly declared procedures. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated. |
| dpanter|| Disabling this service might cause your printer driver installations (and possibly other drivers aswell) to FAIL with an RPC error. Considering the service's minor memory requirements (2,5 megs), leave it running and save yourself the trouble later. |
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Is locator.exe spyware or a virus, trojans, adware or worm? Is there a known locator.exe error?
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