What is the Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service?

An explanation of the Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service in Windows 7.

What does the Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service do?

The Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service collects performance data from your computer and writes it to a log file or triggers an alert.

Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service details

  • Service name: pla
  • Description: Performance Logs and Alerts Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If this service is stopped, performance information will not be collected. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the pla service to run.

Should I disable the Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the pla service alone.

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