Need Help - What is rpcnetp

By kashif27 ยท 6 replies
Nov 9, 2010
  1. I have a service installed named rpcnetp, when I right click it and try to check it properties it says that "The system cannot find the file specified". But the file is present in the 'c:\windows\system32" folder. When I check the properties of the file it gives me no information about its publisher or anything. Now the most important thing is that if I delete this file and remove the service using regedit, it comes back the same day sometimes, and sometimes it comes back teh next day when i start my laptop, the file and service are back. The entry in registry of teh service "rpcnetp" is blank.

    I have got Avira Anti Virus, Microsoft Security Essentials installed and I scanned everything with both. Nothing found, I have installed and run AVG, IOBit Security 360, but none of them gives me any signs of any virus or trojan or anything like this installed in my laptop. If this rpcnetp was a system file, it should have had microsoft as its publisher.

    At some forums I read that it comes with the absolute software package along with another file rpcnet.exe. I had that file in my system too and also had that as a service. I removed that service, removed the absolute software folder, deleted rpcnet.exe file and it has not since come back. Also when i checked teh proeprties of rpcnet.exe it said that is by absolute software. But this rpcnetp.exe, it keeps coming back and it doesnt say anything when i check its properties. So if its a legit file, its properties should be telling something.

    So to all of you out there, help me out. I have atatched the zip file containing rpcnetp.exe and rpcnetp.dll, if anyone wants to examine the exe. And do so at your own risk as I so far have no idea what this rpcnetp is doing but I know there are people expert enough to check the file without getting harmed :)

    System Specs :
    DEll Inspiron Laptop
    1.87 GHz Dual Core
    2 GB RAM
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Avira Antivirus Personal
    Microsoft Security Essentials

    Attached Files:

  2. crunchie

    crunchie Malware Helper Posts: 728

    Hi and welcome to TechSpot forums :).


    Please read the directions given here and when done, post the requested logs.
    Please paste the logs, do not attach them.


    You might also want to upload that file to Jotti's for a scan, as we are not going to download a possibly infected file to our PC :).

    Please go to Jotti's or to virustotal and have that file scanned. Post the results back here.
  3. kashif27

    kashif27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. kashif27

    kashif27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am going through the process mentioned in your suggested post. I'll be posting logs/updates as soon as I come up with one :)

  5. crunchie

    crunchie Malware Helper Posts: 728

    Those results show the file to be clean.

    Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
    Download Mirror #1
    Download Mirror #2

    • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
    • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:
    • Click the Look button to start the scan.
    • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
    Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
  6. kashif27

    kashif27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Potentially an "unwanted" application

    On trying to download your suggested this file from both sources I get this message by my virus guard :)

    Potentially an "unwanted" application W32/Damaged_File.B.gen!Eldorado

  7. crunchie

    crunchie Malware Helper Posts: 728

    The file is safe. Trust me :). Ignore the warning and follow the directions please.
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