Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegOpenKeyExW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegNotifyChangeKeyValue, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, SetServiceStatus, RegCloseKey, SystemFunction036
kernel32.dll
GetStartupInfoW, GetModuleHandleA, CreateThread, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, CreateTimerQueueTimer, ReadFile, GetCurrentProcessId, WriteFile, BindIoCompletionCallback, UnregisterWait, RegisterWaitForSingleObject, HeapAlloc, DeleteTimerQueueTimer, GetProcessHeap, HeapFree, DuplicateHandle, GetCurrentProcess, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, GetLastError, CreateTimerQueue, DeleteCriticalSection, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, DeleteTimerQueueEx, CloseHandle, Sleep, WaitForMultipleObjects, CreateEventW, WaitForSingleObject, SetEvent, GetCurrentThreadId
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoCreateInstance, CoTaskMemFree, CoTaskMemAlloc, CoUninitialize, CoInitializeEx, CLSIDFromString
ws2_32.dll
WSAEnumNetworkEvents, WSAConnect, WSAEventSelect, WSASocketW

ALG.exe

Application Layer Gateway Service by Microsoft

Remove ALG.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   f1958fbf86d5c004cf19a5951a9514b7
SHA1:   ed44c251c53a9f0cce20b30e50067f2a89222858
SHA256:   e8df2330d48e9bf97a7061a84e42ccb2ad197c90fecb56150fb573b4d0c62883
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:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
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
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following program will install this file
KM-Software
9% remove

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:0.00124453%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00081106%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00043347%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:51 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:1/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.27 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.59 MB
Private (minimum):2.32 MB
Non-paged memory:1.27 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:33.49 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):35.26 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.44 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.28 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,272/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:66 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:78 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:108
600
GUI GDI count:4
103
GUI USER count:2
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe
  • C:\winnt\system32\alg.exe
  • C:\winxpsp2\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
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
alg.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00271186%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00220849%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00050337%
0.165382%
Memory:52 KB
1.16 MB
ADVAPI32.dll
Total CPU:0.00063860%
Kernel CPU:0.00003605%
User CPU:0.00060255%
Memory:620 KB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

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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