• Undesirable program

    RPCSS_PL.EXE Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    RPC+ Service Provider
  • Filename
    rpcss_pl.exe
  • Command
    %System%\rpcss_pl.exe
  • Description
    This is an unknown malware. This malware makes the legitimate RPCSS service depend on it so that if you shut it down your computer will be come unstable.

    To remove the dependency on the RpCSs service you can do the following. Click on start, then run, and type cmd and press enter. Then type the following in the cmd prompt:

    sc config rpcss depend= ""

    Note: There must be a space after depend= .
    Note 2: To remove this file you must killbox %system%\rpcss_pl.exe
  • File Location
    %System%
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    RPCSS+
  • Display Name
    RPC+ Service Provider
  • 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.
  • This entry has been requested 9,248 times.

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