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What does the rpcnetp.exe file do?

There is no reliable information about the producer of the "rpcnetp" process. An obsolete or defective version of rpcnetp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about rpcnetp.exe rpcnetp

rpcnetp.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Rpcnetp.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 17,920 bytes (62% of all these files), 17,408 bytes or, as the case may be, 22,932 bytes.
It is the service "rpcnetp".
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The rpcnetp file is not part of the Windows operating system. It does not supply any version information or other description. The rpcnetp file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. Rpcnetp.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 rpcnetp.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 rpcnetp?

I think rpcnetp.exe might be part of the security software called "LoJack for Laptops" made by Absolute. It helps to recover stolen laptops by sending info about the location that the laptop has connected to the internet from. (further information...)
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My Norton AntiBot removes it at every startuop
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I've found this installed on a computer that does not have "LoJack for Laptops" and it has been identified as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.caye

Summary: 2 users judge rpcnetp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted rpcnetp.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall unknown

To remove rpcnetp from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if rpcnetp.exe (rpcnetp) 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 rpcnetp. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for rpcnetp 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 rpcnetp.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.

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