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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 0.4% of all Boost users have the locator.exe process running.Of the 0.4% 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.
          0.00000145% CPU14.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     534.4 KB RAM2.4%
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.
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?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: locator.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Rpc Locator
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 7.5 KB
Original file name: locator.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000014481%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00000144807749%
CPU cycle count: 19,384,255
CPU cycle count /min: 3,372
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 14.05 MB
Peak committed memory: 15.22 MB
Paged memory: 534.4 KB
Peak paged memory: 761.6 KB
Paged system memory: 23.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.23 KB
Working set memory: 1.46 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.86 MB
Min working set memory: 1.44 MB
Private memory: 534.4 KB
Page faults: 562
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 79 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 33 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 37
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 441 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 24
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-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: 5123f83cbc4349d065534eeb6bbdc42b
SHA-1: c11c95ca38cd87a6764d33783b464b80df26daf7
SHA-256: 92a3f38ea924d83d601bb93e3750f9dbc2dd963fb7acf2a0e776297e21815225

PE image details

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