What does the rpcld.exe file do?
The rpcld.exe process is also known as Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LD and is a part of EMSC or, as the case may be, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LD. This software is produced by Absolute Software (www.absolute.com). An obsolete or defective version of rpcld.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Remote Procedure Call LD has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Remote Procedure Call LD has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- rpcld.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rpcld.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rpcld.exe Remote Procedure Call LD
rpcld.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file rpcld.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 179,120 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 184,728 bytes.
The rpcld file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Rpcld.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 80% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A rpcld.exe file has a 22% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 185,776 bytes. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The rpcld file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Rpcld.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves rpcld.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about rpcld?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall EMSC or Remote Procedure Call LD
To remove Remote Procedure Call LD from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for EMSC or Remote Procedure Call LD in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if rpcld.exe (Remote Procedure Call LD) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Remote Procedure Call LD. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Remote Procedure Call LD or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or rpcld.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.