alg.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if alg.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against threats.
Normally, this application is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\alg.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this executable is bcb3a6929b9b0cd33c5baa16bcc055ae.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.
alg.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the full power of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the program is Application Layer Gateway Service.
File version extracted from the file 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
alg.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to alg.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows XP Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.