RPCSS.exe file tries to access "the unknown"

  [DELETED] 14:49 21 Aug 2003

After downloading some"security" patches from the "update windows" site, I find that every time I try to boot up I get a message regarding "possible rogue programme - file RPCSS.exe is trying to access the unknown". I have to click "continue" otherwise the computer just locks up. Then I get another message that the file "is trying to access the internet". Again it is necessary to click "continue".
I ran the "find" programme & located 2 files so named, 1 in system the other in a sub folder. One in sub folder deleted OK, but the other wouldn't because it "is in use by windows".After deleting the one copy that would, the problem remains, and boot-up time is incredibly long.
I've run Norton Antivirus, & that reports no infection.
What is this file & how can I stop it trebling the boot up time by all this unwanted activity?

  xania 16:10 21 Aug 2003

This click here will explain that file. Go the the MS knowledge base and type in the error messge and see what comes up.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Deals & Launches

42 Tips for How to Make Digital Artworks That Look Hand-made

The best Amazon Prime Day Apple deals 2018

Les meilleures séries Amazon Prime Video (2018)