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Someone or something attempting to enter my system.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Robert1, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. Robert1

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    I have Norton Security running. Periodically it sends me a message that c:\windows\system\RPCSS.EXE is attempting to enter my system. Something to do with "distributed services." Norton indicates that this item is "minimal" threat. I really don't know what it is, but I'm suspicious. Can anyone advise me on this? I am tempted to put a block on it.

    Thank you,
    Robert
     
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    Thanks, Bill.

    Well, I read the report you recommended, and I feel I'm not much wiser. So I'm going to continue to manually block it when Norton brings it up and if nothing untoward happens I'll put an automatic block on it.

    How's that for a game strategy?

    Sure is a pesky thing: comes up about every ten minutes or so.

    Anyway, thanks for coming back to me.

    All best,
    Robert
     
  4. BillC

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    Hey Robert,

    My default action is to block anything I don't understand. If as a result I can't do something I want, then I'll reconsider. I'm not really sure what remote procedure call is interested in you. But, if your Norton blocked it, do a WhoIs search on the IP.

    What port did it try to access? You might remember the recent viruses using a RPC exploit. Remember W32.Blaster.worm and W32.Welchia.worm?
     
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