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Name: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Remote
Added by the W32/Mytob-EW worm. This infection, when started, connects to an IRC server where it sits on a channel awaiting commands.
File Location: %System%
Startup Type: This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
Service Name: RpcRemotes
Service Display Name: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Remote
HijackThis Category: O23 Entry
Note: %System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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