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What is the rpcss.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The rpcss.dll process is also known as Distributed COM Services and is a part of Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (RpcSs) or, as the case may be, DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of rpcss.dll 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 rpcss.dll Distributed COM Services

rpcss.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Rpcss.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 401,408 bytes (60% of all these files), 399,360 bytes or, as the case may be, 398,848 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The rpcss file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 2% 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 rpcss.dll. 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 rpcss?

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 Remote Procedure Call or DCOM Server Process Launcher

To remove Distributed COM Services 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 Remote Procedure Call or DCOM Server Process Launcher in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if rpcss.dll (Distributed COM Services) 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 Distributed COM Services. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Distributed COM Services 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 rpcss.dll 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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