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rpcnet.exe - anyone know what this is


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stephen-russell@comcast.net

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according to my firewall logs (zonealarm) this program runs about every 15 minutes and issues a call to search.namequery.com. Does anyone know what this program is and what it is trying to do? I've searched the web and there isn't much out there on it.
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Hi,

Would this computer happen to be a laptop?

It seems to be associated with a Laptop Retriever.

Look here for more info.

Laptop Retriever Information
Maybe that can help you out a bit. I don't think it's bad. Might want to download HijackThis, and post a logfile though. Then we can look through your log and maybe can find out some futher information, if it's harmful or not.

Good luck! :tazz:

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frankto

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I have a laptop with dual boot XP and Linux.
I also noticed this call to search.namequery.com every 10 or 15 minutes when I'm running Windows.
This started the day I installed a WRT54GS Linkys router behind my DSL box.
I think like Besttechie that is not dangerous but this confirms idea that some Windows components are always trying to communicate with the internet.
but now most of the times I'm running Linux so ...

Hope this helps.
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Hiya- rcp.net is the "call home program" associated with Computrace's "LoJack for Laptops". It connects every day or so to give the ip address and other info from the computer. search.namequery.com is actually owned by Absolute Software, the makers of "LoJack for Laptops".
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http://www.file.net/...rpcnet.exe.html
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