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Question by mike
Submitted on 8/13/2003
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My computer gives message "remote procedure call(rpc) service terminated unexpectedly", then restarts on it's own.  How do I fix?

Answer by ghazaleh
Submitted on 10/9/2003
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i receive a message  remote procedure call


Answer by squareplaid@sbcglobal.net
Submitted on 10/19/2003
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what is remote procedure call?
how do i stop it?


Answer by chiefump
Submitted on 10/20/2003
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you have a virus i know i had that same thing theres a patch you have to download to fix it the virus is the blaster worm better get it fast restart your pc go to symantec.com blaster worm patch if that dont work call hp help#1-800-474-6836


Answer by Emce
Submitted on 1/20/2004
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A temporary fix that allows you to use your computer to download the patch is to:
Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services->Remote Procedure Call (RPC)->Recovery Tab and choosing "Take No Action" for all three choices.  
Then get the aforementioned patch.
This virus takes advantage of a win XP security bug, so go to Windows Update often.
Good luck.


Answer by louis
Submitted on 2/9/2004
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hi i am wissam i miss you


Answer by SquareS@Yahoo!.com
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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I would like this e-mail address as my yahoo.com   address.
And my primary address e-mail remain the same as Squareplaid@sbcglobal.net   which soon I might like to change also..


Answer by MFD32
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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This isn't necessarily the Blaster virus.  I had this problem with a machine I was working on, and there were no viruses present.  The system would issue the shutdown message one minute after being booted up, then it would restart. Here's how I fixed it:
Start->Run...type "services.msc" (no quotes) into the text box.  The Services Window opens. Highlight the RPC entry (NOT the RPC Locator) and from the menu bar click Action/Properties...   On the properties sheet click the Recovery tab.  For First and Second Failures, set to "restart the service."  For Subsequent Failures, set to "Restart the Machine."  This way you know if the service has failed more than twice, indicating a problem.  I also set the restart time to 3 minutes to give myself some time to play around a bit in case the system shuts down again.  Hope this helps.


Answer by sam
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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i cant give


Answer by Mustafa Buljubasic
Submitted on 9/14/2004
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RPC Service listens on port 135 by default.  Malliciuos commands can be sent to this port within RPC. Your machine may be accessed, even used remotelly just as if you were using it from your desktop.  It might be infected by a Blaser virus but that may not be the case as well.

How to fix it ???

It is not difficult.  You have to download a patch from Microsoft at:

For Win2000

For WinXP

For Win2003

I have checked the links above, they all work.

If you have no enough time to download the patch :
Go to Start > Run , type in Services.msc and click OK.
Right click Remote Procedure Call
Select Properties > Recovery
On all three drop down boxes select "Take No Action"

This will give you enough time to download the patch update.  After you update, reverse the changes made above to get RPC back.

If you have another OS running on the same machine, you can boot that OS, download the patch, then reboot in the OS shutting down because of RPC exploit and run the downloaded update.  

To prevent future problems:
1)  When you finish with this, go to Microsoft Update page and update your system.
2) Get a firewall to prevent attacks, like Kerio, Sygate, WinXP ICE, Zone Alarm etc)
3) downlaod the newest virus database or go to housecall.antivirus.com to scan your system for free.
4) Check Windows Update page on weekly basis

Good Luck
Mustafa Buljubasic


Answer by C. Praveen Kumar
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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This will make Svchost.exe application error in windows 2000 and XP have a shutdown problem. Download Security update from the microsoft website and install it.

Contact c_p_k_1985@yahoo.com


Answer by Ravi Lobo
Submitted on 12/10/2004
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"remote procedure call(rpc) service terminated unexpectedly", This virus is know as the Blaster.exe

Action: go to dos prompt or start/run
And type : SHUTDOWN -a
this will terminate the RPS(Remote Procedure Call) window.
Although this is an temperary solution. It is recomended that you use a good antivirus, like McAffe.
Have a Nice day


Answer by Mathi
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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what is the special feature of remote procedure call? and how it started to work?


Answer by amol.m.khot
Submitted on 4/11/2006
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i have no answer because i feel regreting because i appear for windows certification this prolem is not solvable still the microsoft is unable to resolve this problem .so i request stop use of windows go for linux or other .i am saying it by my heart at such extend i have fustrated by windows


Answer by Brian
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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Heres a simple solution, click start > run> type in "shutdown -a" without the qoutes itll stop the shutdown


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