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Alerter - Svchost.exe Alrsvc.dll


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#1 Carol7

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 12:19 PM

Hi,
This is my first post to the forum. My computer proficiency is pretty good in some areas and not so good in others. (Typical, I guess.)

I have a program called Winpatrol. I was looking at it this morning and noticed that a program called an Alerter, file svchost.exe alrsvc.dll is showing as disabled. I think it's a valid Microsoft file, and I think it has to do with receiving alerts from Microsoft when there are updates I may need/want to make to my XP OS. It appears I can take the 'disabled' status off right in Winpatrol. But, I want to make sure this IS what I think it is, and, if so, the best way to enable it.
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 03:06 PM

Hello, check you settings in Winpatrol. That seems to be what it's for
Explanation here
To make sure you have Windows Update turned on, just visit their site. It will prompt you to turn it on
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:07 PM

You could look at this: http://www.theeldergeek.com/alerter.htm. Note how they recommend "disabled" for it. Mine happens to be set on "manual", and it is not running at this time. Good luck!

WinPatrol was one of the first security-typed programs that I purchased for my PC, and I LOVE IT! I'm always surprised, when I think about it, that way more people on forums like this one don't use it.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:05 AM

Thanks both of you! I think I'll leave it alone in Winpatrol and visit Windows!
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:03 AM

You could look at this: http://www.theeldergeek.com/alerter.htm. Note how they recommend "disabled" for it. Mine happens to be set on "manual", and it is not running at this time. Good luck!

WinPatrol was one of the first security-typed programs that I purchased for my PC, and I LOVE IT! I'm always surprised, when I think about it, that way more people on forums like this one don't use it.

The reason for prompt instead of automatically install is, if you've noticed recently, some updates wreck havoc on some systems. I wait a week or 2 and see if any problems are encountered before downloading. As far as Winpatrol goes, there are many good programs out there. Some better than others. Use what's best for you
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