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What is pla.dll?

Part of Performance Logs & Alerts by Microsoft

(pla.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does pla.dll run?

Process - pla.dll is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. pla.dll is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does pla.dll start?

Scheduled task - pla.dll is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\PLA\System\ConvertLogEntries'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Hosted service - pla.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of dd81d91ff3b0763c392422865c9ac12e with and identifier of pla. A Windows Hosted Service is a service that is implemented as dynamically-linked library (DLL) run under the (Service Host) SvcHost process.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the pla.dll process running.Of the 0.2% of pla.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pla.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU199.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.68 MB RAM21.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\pla.dll

Are there other versions of Performance Logs & Alerts?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: pla.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Performance Logs & Alerts
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 1.38 MB
Original file name: PLA.DLL.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001057779%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000857956%
User CPU: 0.00001998231230%
Privileged CPU time: 468.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 657,213,159
CPU cycle count /min: 1,925,505
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 64.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 75.32 MB
Paged memory: 4.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.75 MB
Paged system memory: 112.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.86 KB
Working set memory: 8.92 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.92 MB
Min working set memory: 8.8 MB
Private memory: 4.68 MB
Page faults: 10,173
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 855.39 KB
Read transfer /min: 341 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,061
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.34 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 208
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\pla.dll,PlaHost "LSC Memory" "0x3fb4_0x3b40_0x1298eb50392"

Scheduled task details

Name: LSC Memory
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\PLA\LSC Memory

Hosted service details

Name: 6e0bdfbeeed65b017f2e4c2c910b0520
Command: pla

Image hashes

MD5: 928061178cd9856ca6b67fffce6ba766
SHA-1: bf6efe17c945470ccb5adbdc04684c302321131e

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File entropy: 6.10247
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-management-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-winsvc-l1-1-0.dll
crypt32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
nsi.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
pdh.dll
psapi.dll
rpcrt4.dll
secur32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
tdh.dll
user32.dll
wevtapi.dll
ws2_32.dll
Export Table
dllcanunloadnow
dllgetclassobject
placonvertlogentries
pladeletereport
plaexpandtaskarguments
plaextractcabinet
plagetlegacyalertactionsflagsfromstring
plagetlegacyalertactionsstringfromflags
plagetservercapabilities
plahost
plaserver
plaupgrade
servicemain
svchostpushserviceglobals
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