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alg.exe - Microsoft Application Layer Gateway Service

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The following Potential Threat is posed by alg.exe:

  • If the alg.exe file is found in a directory other than C:\WINDOWS\System32\, there is a serious security risk in the form of a possible Trojan.
  • Alg.exe can cause system errors and slowdowns in combination with certain programs.

Information about the alg.exe process

The alg.exe process is the gateway service on application level and is a component of the Windows operating system. It supports applications accessing resources on other computers, even if it has an active firewall, by allowing them to open and use ports. Alg.exe is, for example, necessary for mutual use of an Internet connection or use of third-party firewalls.

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Other system processes, that often cause problems: