alg.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if alg.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default filename and path where this program is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this file is 2ac9e97d0e32250098efc9ac937ca097.
This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful features to other applications 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 in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the full set of features of current PC processors. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the file is Application Layer Gateway Service.
File version stored as a property 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852).
Producer Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
alg.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to alg.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.