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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 8.50%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.18%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.53%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.09%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 26.46%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.18%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.18%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.09%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.18%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.09%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.09%
5.2.3790.1830 (srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447) 0.27%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 40.53%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 2.65%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 1.95%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.27%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 2.04%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.09%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.09%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 1.33%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.27%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.09%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.62%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.80%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.62%
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ALG.exe

Application Layer Gateway Service by Microsoft

Remove ALG.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
MD5:   d5e9ed7e9023e83058fd01945c289269
SHA1:   5336dde6fa98d73e5ba28edae00371253520a804
SHA256:   9af862066aa7d990d63b04803bcbf8bc10473df1db97f79749a9bd26edad5404
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is ALG.exe?

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

About 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 wa

DetailsDetails

File name:alg.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Application Layer Gateway Service
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe
File version:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:43.5 KB (44,544 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.222903
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'ALG' (Servicio de puerta de enlace de nivel de aplicación)

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00069133%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00053250%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00015883%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:103,125 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1.14 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.46 MB
Private (minimum):2.84 MB
Non-paged memory:1.14 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:37 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):39.25 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.99 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.46 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:107
600
GUI GDI count:4
103
GUI USER count:2
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:ALG
Display name:Servicio de puerta de enlace de nivel de aplicación
Description:“Proporciona compatibilidad entre los complementos de protocolo de terceros y la Conexión compartida a Internet”
Type:Win32OwnProcess

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 28.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 8 10.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 5.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 35.50% of Application Layer Gateway Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 18.73%
Lenovo 13.48%
Hewlett-Packard 13.11%
ASUS 12.73%
Compaq 8.24%
Acer 7.49%
Toshiba 7.49%
Intel 5.24%
Sony 3.75%
GIGABYTE 3.37%
American Megatrends 2.25%
Sahara 1.50%
Samsung 1.12%
Alienware 0.75%
Medion 0.75%
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