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What is it?
Application Layer Gateway - alg.exe

What does it do?
This program provides optional utilities like the Windows Firewall and ICS. If you're not using either one of them then you should not be seeing this program run.

You CAN end this process through task manager. ICS and the Windows firewall will quit working though.

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Virus Precaution:
The alg.exe which is from Microsoft is located at c:windowsSystem32alg.exe .

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alg.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

Startup DB Entries:
Nothing Found

Service DB Entries:
Microsoft Language Service (Windows Language Service) Added by an unidentified TROJAN! of the Sdbot family. Note: This worm rojan is located in C:%WINDIR%
Application Layer Gateway Services Added by an unidentified TROJAN! of the Sdbot family. Note: This worm rojan is located in C:%WINDIR%
Application Layer Gateway Service Provides support for 3rd party protocol plug-ins for Internet Connection Sharing and the Internet Co
Application Layer Gateway Manager (AppLayerGatewayMgr) Added by W32/Tilebot-EU WORM! Note: not to be confused with see_Here located in C:WindowsSystem32 th
Service Framework (WSSF)) Added by the W32/Tilebot-BT WORM! Note: This worm rojan file is found in the Windows or Winnt folder


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User Comments
tspragg567@rogers.comWould very much like authorized file size and date. If M$ was serious, it would be updating such info as each dll, etc was hacked. A plain text list would be useful.
Poxy PigI agree, Micro$oft should publish size and date info for all legitimate o.s. files.
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