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 use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against potential security problems.
Usually, this application is stored in C:\WINDOWS\system32\alg.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 5e9a6658a2a69ae7eb195113b7a2e7a9.
This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.
alg.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the entire set of features of nowadays' computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description written in the program is Application Layer Gateway Service.
File version 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
alg.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in alg.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This program does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.