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What is alg.exe?

Part of Application Layer Gateway Service by Microsoft

What is it?

The Application Layer Gateway Service provides support for 3rd party protocol plug-ins for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

What if I disable Application Layer Gateway Service?

If you are not using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service, the Application Layer Gateway Service and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) can be safely disabled.
Description of alg.exe from Microsoft
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is the use of a device with Internet access such as 3G cellular service, broadband via Ethernet, or other Internet gateway as an access point for other devices. It was implemented by Microsoft as a feature of its Windows operating system for sharing a single Internet connection on one computer between other computers on the same local area network. It makes use of DHCP and network address translation (NAT). ICS offers configuration for other standard services an
(alg.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does alg.exe run?

Service - alg.exe runs as a background Windows Service, which is part of the Window's operating system under the service name Служба шлюза уровня приложения.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the alg.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of alg.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Developer Preview (6.2.8102.0)

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File details

File name: alg.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Application Layer Gateway Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
Product version: 6.2.8102.0
Size: 56 KB
Original file name: ALG.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Service details

Name: Служба шлюза уровня приложения
Service name: ALG
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Поддерживает сторонние подключаемые модули протокола для общего доступа к Интернету и брандмауэра Windows.”

Image hashes

MD5: f749eb4ddaa642e2198e8730572a7684
SHA-1: e3bc1c4cb916e4ad25bb0d830db208e611c21427

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.22290
File packed: No
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