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   This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.

This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
Name: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental)
Filename: rpcapd.exe
Command: "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini

Description:

Service name is rpcapd. "WinPcap is an open source library for packet capture and network analysis for the Win32 platforms. It includes a kernel-level packet filter, a low-level dynamic link library (packet.dll), and a high-level and system-independent library (wpcap.dll, based on libpcap version 0.6.2)."
File Location: %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
Startup Type: This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
Service Name: rpcapd
Service Display Name: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental)
HijackThis Category: O23 Entry
Note: %ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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