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locator.exe process file

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 (

File: locator.exe

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172 users ask for this file. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know"). 3 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 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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