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What is locator.exe?

Part of Rpc Locator by Microsoft

What is it?

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service manages the RPC name service database.
(locator.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does locator.exe run?

Service - locator.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'RpcLocator' (Локатор удаленного вызова процедур (RPC)). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Локатор удаленного вызова процедур (RPC) runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the locator.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of locator.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is locator.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00848% CPU84760.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.12 MB RAM5.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Rpc Locator?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: locator.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Rpc Locator
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 5.1.2600.2180
Size: 73.5 KB
Original file name: locator.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0141882360%
Privileged CPU: 0.0057121469%
User CPU: 0.00847608902197%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 28.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 33.93 MB
Paged memory: 1.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.14 MB
Paged system memory: 56.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.91 KB
Working set memory: 2.87 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.89 MB
Min working set memory: 2.87 MB
Private memory: 1.12 MB
Page faults: 767
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 298 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 178 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 117
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.23 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 54
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Локатор удаленного вызова процедур (RPC)
Service name: RpcLocator
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Управляет базой данных службы имен RPC.”

Image hashes

MD5: 7e2201bff80f33a07971eb80ffbcaf68
SHA-1: 88515b3c6e22ee6dd9353d1e523c071b02afbaa8

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.27601
File packed: No
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