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What is alotservice.exe?

Part of ALOT Update Service by Vertro

What is it?

ALOT Update Service is a program installed with the ALOT Toolbar (ALOT Appbar) which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. ALOT Appbar is a toolbar/add-in for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that allows you to install various 'widget' sub apps into.
Description of alotservice.exe from Vertro
ALOT is a place where you can discover and download apps for your PC. All of our apps are free to download and use, so why not join in the fun today? ALOT apps are displayed in our free ALOT Appbar, a neat piece of software that sits in your web browser and keeps all your favorite content constantly within reach. ALOT products are certified by TRUSTe to help give you piece of mind. Whether you're looking to stay ahead of the weather, play games, keep up with your friends on social networks, listen to music, or find great shopping deals, ALOT apps have it covered.
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How does alotservice.exe run?

Service - alotservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AlotService' (ALOT Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. ALOT Update Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the alotservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of alotservice.exe users, 87.0% have disabled it.
How stable is ALOT Update Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     alotservice.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is alotservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01314% CPU131367.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.8 MB RAM13.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\alotservice\alotservice.exe

Are there other versions of ALOT Update Service?

What else is related?

ALOT Update Service Stability

alotservice.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Vertro Inc.

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File details

File name: alotservice.exe
Publisher: Vertro Inc. (verified)
Name: ALOT Update Service
Description: ALOT Update Service
Version: 1.2.2000.1
Size: 249.88 KB
Original file name: alotservice.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Alot.com
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/20/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0143123843%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011755920%
User CPU: 0.01313679222405%
Privileged CPU time: 28.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 105,877,624
CPU cycle count /min: 1,956,783
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 55.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 57.6 MB
Paged memory: 2.8 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.87 MB
Paged system memory: 80.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.73 KB
Working set memory: 1.3 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.75 MB
Min working set memory: 1.23 MB
Private memory: 2.8 MB
Page faults: 4,587
Page faults /min: 32
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 19
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 60.55 KB
Read transfer /min: 25 Bytes
Total write operations: 56
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 3.96 KB
Write transfer /min: 77 Bytes
Total other operations: 403
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 4.24 KB
Other Transfer /min: 73 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Resources
Handle count average: 136
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\alotservice\alotservice.exe
C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\alotservice\alotservice.exe
"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\alotservice\alotservice.exe"

Service details

Name: ALOT Update Service
Service name: AlotService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Periodically updates ALOT products”

Image hashes

MD5: ffaeba8534610bd6f3aba46364b12eef
SHA-1: 8a5fe3fce05fd168b78f8c36914b484983d24bbd
SHA-256: 629e2627f7c2072c0e2a8a344eafd92fda9d8957bf59b0b0e111b3993155a8fa

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
psapi.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
wininet.dll
wtsapi32.dll
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