How to Remove “rcp.exe”

What is rcp.exe?

rcp.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as TCP/IP Remote Copy Command and it belongs to Windows Operating system. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of rcp.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by rcp.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the rcp.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove rcp.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 950b26ebb1231d1f
f0b1591b7c0aea04
523dc122
6fbd3a7d5a13c3d4
8f38ebacc6389510
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
United Arab Emirates N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 509903a9f07c92a3
19211b442e87c962
b104b9fc
60a5869709604d17
89b3c11d68ee3e90
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Taiwan N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 714d597df5343811
e49fad84b439ac1f
09913bfd
9f33188929fa3f4d
fe531e8d98f37a0a
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable cf837027f8c93bb1
857a1a4e7825c832
cce84a10
b666e88aa98bf70a
9e5c7507f3580d43
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 8:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 2ed8f7b60743dd0b
723f7343e03bda8d
ac11c58f
3a1d91f756b3a7db
c6ff417d4ee18db7
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
2 N/A Non-executable 3347430c14e1ffbd
481d665a606522a8
281b9de2
7acb9e4b2d92b7f3
4040aae81aa0af48
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.117/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e592f53500fb8d53
53eed287f5695bac
d76dce22
ae09d65c7d4ea3b7
296c3e0eca4dcaea
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
10.224.1.116/32
4 Arcom Communications Executable 9ff794af61288743
b25c750c2da6bb1a
cbece925
0f8c68ad6791b10f
6723c18183f63559
No 5.00.0002 5.00.0002 Internal Submission
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