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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 0.2% of all Boost users have the locator.exe process running.Of the 0.2% 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.
0.00008% CPU823.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 392 KB RAM1.8%
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?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (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 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (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: 9 KB
Original file name: locator.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000823599%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00008235985196%
CPU cycle count: 16,312,337
CPU cycle count /min: 10,317
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 7.22 MB
Peak committed memory: 8 MB
Paged memory: 392 KB
Peak paged memory: 412 KB
Paged system memory: 15.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.45 KB
Working set memory: 1.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.43 MB
Min working set memory: 1.16 MB
Private memory: 392 KB
Page faults: 388
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 4.87 KB
Total other operations: 102
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 222 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 26
Thread count average: 3

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: 94d36c0e44677dd26981d2bfeef2a29d
SHA-1: d1d14a5b5d65b19f54ae35e751b410f2f2b6dba4
SHA-256: d77a93ac60536f3706e8a0154c0c2199e888b7748c84db7437254ff175f4df55

PE image details

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