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What is remote procedure call?


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#1 puravida999

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

Hi everyone, today I checked processes in my 2 computers (windows 8.1) and I noticed this process " svchost.exe Service Host: Remote Procedure Call"

what is it? 



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:15 PM

Hi again puravida :)
 

In computer science, a remote procedure call (RPC) is an inter-process communication that allows a computer program to cause a subroutine or procedure to execute in another address space (commonly on another computer on a shared network) without the programmer explicitly coding the details for this remote interaction.[1] That is, the programmer writes essentially the same code whether the subroutine is local to the executing program, or remote. When the software in question uses object-oriented principles, RPC is called remote invocation or remote method invocation (RMI).

Many different (often incompatible) technologies have been used to implement the concept.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_procedure_call

Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (RPC) defines a powerful technology for creating distributed client/server programs. The RPC run-time stubs and libraries manage most of the processes relating to network protocols and communication. This enables you to focus on the details of the application rather than the details of the network.


Source: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa378651%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Edited by Aura., 26 May 2015 - 02:17 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:22 PM

Hi again puravida :)
 

In computer science, a remote procedure call (RPC) is an inter-process communication that allows a computer program to cause a subroutine or procedure to execute in another address space (commonly on another computer on a shared network) without the programmer explicitly coding the details for this remote interaction.[1] That is, the programmer writes essentially the same code whether the subroutine is local to the executing program, or remote. When the software in question uses object-oriented principles, RPC is called remote invocation or remote method invocation (RMI).

Many different (often incompatible) technologies have been used to implement the concept.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_procedure_call

Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (RPC) defines a powerful technology for creating distributed client/server programs. The RPC run-time stubs and libraries manage most of the processes relating to network protocols and communication. This enables you to focus on the details of the application rather than the details of the network.


Source: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa378651%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

 

but I don't understand, is it good or bad?  when it says "remote" I think is something bad  :nono:



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:27 PM

It's a good. It's actually a critical process in Windows, as you can see in this thread that was posted today:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577401/remote-call-procedure-call/

So I suggest you to leave it enabled and not touch it.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:34 PM

I see, I thought someone was monitoring my computer from another location  :whistle:

the exact name when searchign in google is "svchost.exe Service Host: Remote Procedure Call" , is the same thing you explained right?


Edited by puravida999, 26 May 2015 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:18 PM

Yes, it's the same thing I just quoted in my first post (since these weren't my word, merely copy/paste from other sources which I linked). I also have the same service running on my Windows 8.1 machine right now, and so did my Windows 7 laptop at work.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:01 PM

Cool, problem solved  :busy:



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:01 PM

Glad to hear that :)

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