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What is alertservice.exe?

Part of Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Software by Intel(R)

What is it?

Intel Alert Service is part of the Intel Viiv software platform. Viiv was a platform initiative from Intel similar to Intel's Centrino and vPro. Initially (through release 1.7), it was a collection of computer technologies with a particular combination of Intel ingredients to support a "media PC" concept. Intel also provided the Media Server as the core software stack on the PC to support "media" distribution through the home.
Description of alertservice.exe from Intel(R)
Intel Viiv software is intended for use between Intel Viiv technology based PCs and Intel® Viiv verified digital media adapters. If you are having trouble with your software, please use the Intel Viiv software that was included with the Intel Viiv verified digital media adapter or other third party solution.
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How does alertservice.exe run?

Service - alertservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AlertService' (Intel(R) Alert Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Intel(R) Alert Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the alertservice.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of alertservice.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is alertservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000212% CPU21.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.71 MB RAM17.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\intel\inteldh\ccu\alertservice.exe

Are there other versions of Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Software?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Software.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About Intel(R) Corporation

Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors found in many personal computers. The company also makes a range of other hardware including network cards More...
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File details

File name: alertservice.exe
Publisher: Intel(R) Corporation (verified)
Name: Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Software
Description: Intel® Alert Service
Version: 1.6.414.0
Size: 190.46 KB
Original file name: AlertService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Intel Corporation
Expiration date: 10/15/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000175403%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000154185%
User CPU: 0.00000212181079%
Privileged CPU time: 109.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 282,506,157
CPU cycle count /min: 47,962
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 77.48 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.89 MB
Paged memory: 3.71 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.74 MB
Paged system memory: 133.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.3 KB
Working set memory: 476 KB
Peak working set memory: 7.57 MB
Min working set memory: 80 KB
Private memory: 3.71 MB
Page faults: 2,629
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 48
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 150 KB
Read transfer /min: 26 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 260 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,887
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 12.98 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Handle count average: 132
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\AlertService.exe"

Service details

Name: Intel(R) Alert Service
Service name: AlertService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “This service reports the notices from Intel® Viiv™ software. If this service is stopped or disabled, components of Intel Viiv software that depend on the notices will not receive them.”

Image hashes

MD5: 80f4a5260fc8f95185313a1d229239ce
SHA-1: 89257ed4cf35d9eb9998cbc708f96829e0620669
SHA-256: 61c0eae63c3d200c98d961e97de4446fb96e5fe2d2686198b8b856b2698b2364

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File entropy: 6.10657
File packed: No
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