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RPCSS.exe runtime error

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I have a computer that someone installed spyware stomer on it, and immediately caused a runtime error "windows/system/rpcss.exe"

My question is how can I go about restoring or repairing the rpcss.exe file?
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BigC666 earned 1400 total points
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howdy,

what antivirus software have you run
try these
Stinger http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
ad-ware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
after you doenload and run these post back or if you've already run antivirus software which and what results

let us know
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by:wmchisholm
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Hi,

I've checked and removed spyware (clean remove) and ran McAffee's virus protection... I thought perhaps the runtime error was caused by either a virus or spyware, but nothing.  I've even stopped all application at the startup except for necessary files for the OS.. still get the runtime error.

Help... :)
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by:BigC666
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ok, give this a try http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307545
 is say xp, but good for win2k & win3k, let us know
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A runtime error on RPCSS doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with the RPCSS executable.  It could mean that, but I suspect the error is a result of soemthing either interfering with the RPCSS process or asking it to do something it isn't allowed or capable of doing.  If that's correct, then replacing RPCSS won't solve the problem.  BigC666 is right on the money.  You need to run some spyware removal program and remove the spyware.  Once the spyware is gone I suspect the RPCSS error will disappear.  If it doesn't, then it might be time to think about restoring or repairing RPCSS.
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by:BigC666
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also, after which before rebooting from th c: sfc /scannow this will check for system required exes

hope that it helps
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by:wmchisholm
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Hi.. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.. because I've checked for spyware (stinger just finished as well) and viruses.. nothing is coming up...

BigC666.. not sure how to reboot from the C: SFC/scannow  .. instructions?

So, my question is.. how do I go about restoring or repairing RPCSS? Yikes!
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