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I disabled alg.exe from services.msc. See if the process starts and you can> still access the internet.>> I would recommend running a third party spyware tool to scan for spyware > as> well.>> Best regards,> Blane What use is it otherwise? Mike Microsofts apllication layer gateway.

Go to Control Panel, double click Administrative Tools, double click Services. You don't just disable the firewall to get rid of it. Alex Gamboa this damn process .. mutra It is necessary.Do NOT end it..

Even if I made copies, those copies couldn't be moved/deleted :P weird sIG I've killed the task "alg.exe", and the internet connection was not locked. can be easily modified binesh my internet explorer was hanging at the first use.i tried several things it dint work.at last i killed this process alg.exe it worked fine. Big difference.

I will say it again, its a windows service, not one bit malicious. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair alg.exe related Windows Errors 3. See also: Link Dice It's a hideous new type of Root Kit-based Trojan Hologram, that will silently erase everything in memory - not the computer's, but YOUR memory. If you have an additional firewall program, you are probably okay in disabling it.

This occurred for the first time about an hour after I configured my printer for Internet Sharing. In a case like that, it's OK to kill. As you can see that the process has been verified, ason the extreme right corner, whereas others have not. http://www.file.net/process/alg.exe.html Keep visiting and letting us know if we are doing a good job.

Remote desktop software in XP. In antivirus rules is needed that alg.exe pass. Ravi chandra it is part of the windows firewall and is safe to have running itisme alg.exe is located in "C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\" on Windows 2000 and "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\" on Windows XP. Where is alg.exe located?

When I kill the process, internet works fine. In other cases, alg.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! I use Zone Alarm, and don't run the program. it disabled my virus scan's internet filter.

It is *not* always a trojan and it is not useless M$ crap. Neutral, Part of windows firewall, doesn't consume that much memory. in conclusion ANY file could in theory be harmful as you can rename them anythign you want windows doesnt really care. Turn the wrong stuff off and you'll have to reinstall OS from scratch.

it is not dangerous but it can be used in ways you dont want eg trojons, keyloggers ect .... Win XP PRO SuM Beach66 I could not find any suspicous files in any of my 4 spyware scanners while alg.exe was running so I don't think that there is anything You can disable it, but no one will give you any sympathy when you get hacked. Spyware, Adware, Or A Virus?

People are freaking out because they don't know how to set up their firewall! clcradiogm This file is not necessary for internet connection! Go to Control Panel, double click Administrative Tools, double click Services.

Want access to put third party garbage in machine.

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The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, RunOnce, User Shell Folders). The mean one 's got 16KB and is in a different folder. scHniefcHen This is not necessary for the basic functioning of Windows Firewall after SP2.. solved How can I continue running the java process triggered through the batch file, even after closing the command prompt?

so Run services.msc and properties on Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) stop it and inactivate it.