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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' (Πρόγραμμα εντοπισμού Κλήσης απομακρ. διαδικασίας (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 NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. Πρόγραμμα εντοπισμού Κλήσης απομακρ. διαδικασίας (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 0.1% of all Boost users have the locator.exe process running.Of the 0.1% 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.
     1.34 MB RAM6.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Rpc Locator?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: locator.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Rpc Locator
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 10 KB
Original file name: locator.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000032502%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000032502%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 3.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 26,358,318
CPU cycle count /min: 20,699
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 12.51 MB
Peak committed memory: 13.04 MB
Paged memory: 1.34 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.39 MB
Paged system memory: 24.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.84 KB
Working set memory: 2.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.83 MB
Min working set memory: 2.81 MB
Private memory: 1.34 MB
Page faults: 729
Page faults /min: 1
Handle count average: 30
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Πρόγραμμα εντοπισμού Κλήσης απομακρ. διαδικασίας (RPC)
Service name: RpcLocator
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Διαχειρίζεται τη βάση δεδομένων της υπηρεσίας ονομάτων RPC.”

Image hashes

MD5: d5ba242d4cf8e384db90e6a8ed850b8c
SHA-1: be6a56b561319da5969d2854d1604a2a1413a746
SHA-256: cb4cb2608b5e31b55fb1a2cf4051e6d08a0c2a5fb231b2116f95938d7577334e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.30119
File packed: No
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