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If you have accidentally stopped/killed the alg.exe service then restart your machine, at which point alg.exe service is automatically restored. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points. I always see Alg.exe running in the process list, but this is the first time it asked for Internet access. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission is prohibited.

After I disable alg.exe, it's normal again. Hank Hill I read that if you disabled the firewall, and had ICS off, that ALG would not run. Mark alg only started runing on my comp today i have always had my win fw on but i noticed since it started running, websites were slow to pop up and I trust this software. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/alg.exe.html

A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. sknskarthik Lol at sam. could it be possible that alg.exe gets infexted with viruses easily. Alter Walter It's a windows file.

Disabled, I find no current issues. JAV;Star The people who think this is " Microsoft spyware" are idiots, further more this is a needed application for your internet firewall. Anuj I use Intel Pro/Set Wireless for a wireless connection, and without this process running, I lose all internet. Best to protect with a 3rd party fairewall and kill windows firewall and this process.

I be online for a few minutes, then loses connection, I disable it in Task Manager, and I stay online. There's two instances of it on this machine. it disabled my virus scan's internet filter. JS Somebody said ending alg.exe will end all internet connectivity until next restart or login but in my system the internet still works after ending alg.exe Dhurv always had it on

it works around 30 min and then i lost the internet untill i restart the computer ill get it back. OhSoCareful On a windows XP system, the worm msrv32.exe hides itself within WINDOWS\System32\ and hijacks your internet. This file shows up when I temporarily turn off the firewall. Chris since I applied microsoft firewall on my computer, als.exe is appear on backgound process.

This is an ICS related program and is Neccasary if you want to use windows firewall. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/18309-45-process-running I believe alg.exe to be a monitoring device to police our downloads and sniff our systems. Scott I keep finding files that people say should only be in a system directory in C:\WINDOWS\prefetch is this normal? Or NAT pretty much (Network Address Translation).

Mainly for Sharing and so on. :D EverBurn Application Layer Gateway Service Benny I have XP, used Task Manager to end alg.exe and I'm still connected to the internet, a complete This allows software to access applications that reside on another computer even if there is a firewall. If you want to re-enable some extensions, please enter chrome://extensions/ into your Chrome browser's address bar. When it's running, I can't connect to the internet.

turn off alg - firewall still seems to be running. This is the first time I ever noticed ALG.EXE in task manager. Mike ZA traps alg.exe trying to FTP out to an IP (example: solved HDD-issues with starting games - task manager shows process running, game doesn't launch solved Does anyone know a good program for making Service and Process profiles for running demanding software?

i'm having to kill it regularly to keep IE from crashing on me. Actually knows what hes doing.... this program is not dangerous, helps the internet work properly, dont disable it ,If you want to turn it off , like me it does not turn off .

So take it how you want it.

It can be disabled and stopped from local Services (Administrative Tools) -or as it explained here many times- by Start (button) Run (typing) services.msc . I've terminated it for several sessions and I believe my net send&receive loads are now more regulated and refined. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews. PredatorHunter why does it want to connect to port 4777 John Purdue Windows still launches alg.exe even if 3rd party firewall is being used.

xpsp2 rox If you don't want it to run as a background servicethen just disable it in services - If you have problems, then just revert it to it's initial state The alg.exe file's absence would cause the security protocols to block communication ports, or for network administrators to consciously open numerous ports on the firewall that would create immense network vulnerability Bookmarks and saved passwords are retained, but all browser extensions and their related data are deleted [1]. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated Pres Using internet connection Vijay Masih It's part of windows inbuild firewall, in

nice fox it's a microsoft based file. Aeneas My computer game would minimize then lock, only fix was a restart. The program has a visible window. Youíll have to rely on a 3rd party connection assistant, and donít count on the Linksys connection assistant either.

Georg seems to be associated with spyware on my pc. Pretty much a flat 15 to 20 second delay. So take it how you want it. Alg.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

In antivirus rules is needed that alg.exe pass. i just rebiult my computer yesterday Evan tried to contact ftpmysite.verizon.net. a file named alg.exe, located in my C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files.. Boomhower That is microsoft process, but I think that can be dangerous, because I can't use google to search anything.

Anyone else saying otherwise is either retarded or is trying to get you to damge your computer.