"Locator.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "Locator.exe" process on windows 8? Is the "Locator.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "Locator.exe" process?

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A

"Locator.exe" process represents "Rpc Locator" program, created by the "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" service.

"Locator.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   Locator

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "Locator.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
Locator.exe               1,836 K   Rpc Locator

Additional information about "Locator.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: Locator.exe
   Location: C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe
   Description: Rpc Locator
   Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
   Size: 9728 bytes
   Last modified: 7/25/2012 11:08:32 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll

"Locator.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "Locator.exe" process.

 

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