6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 3.00%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 30.67%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 54.90%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 9.00%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.87%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.57%



Application Layer Gateway Service by Microsoft

Remove alg.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


alg.exe has 6 known versions, the most recent one is 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247). It is started as a Windows Service called 'Service de la passerelle de la couche Application' with the name 'ALG' and described as “Fournit la prise en charge de plug-ins de protocole tiers pour le partage de connexion Internet”. . The average file size is about 66.58 KB. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Dolby Home Theater v4 from Dolby Laboratories Inc. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0003% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 1.52 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 4.22 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 72 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

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


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
Original name:ALG.exe.mui
Windows Service
Service name:ALG
Display name:Service de la passerelle de la couche Application
Description:“Fournit la prise en charge de plug-ins de protocole tiers pour le partage de connexion Internet”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Application Layer Gateway Service.)
Dolby Laboratories Inc
6% remove
Dolby® Home Theater® v4 comprises a suite of technologies that work together to deliver a cinematic surround sound experience on your desktop or laptop with crisp and clear PC audio. You can enjoy it ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of alg.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)

VersionsAll file variations of alg.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
b5a707e902be5fc9b93c389fba6edf9c 93b0eb4614bc45a0705e8f642b2fca0513951c5d 69.5 KB
18a54e132947cd98fea9accc57f98f13 ef85636e8d5bb35bcbdc453fdd49a91b89ac2c74 58 KB
3290d6946b5e30e70414990574883ddb be0144e3235ffde0787e9f1cd34c828ec87d8e19 77.5 KB
a1545b731579895d8cc44fc0481c1192 1414ab5da123748f62207d663153b43d4dc4abf5 58 KB
5922f4f59b7868f3d74bbbbeb7b825a3 dbea2454175f095f272441bcca4cf77cea304942 79 KB
e69fb0e3112c40fdc0ef7d21a52dc951 14c785ed9ff7eddcb066a5e62dc8fde9fe28af75 57.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.75%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.75%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 8 Pro 1.25%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.75%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.25%
Windows Se7en Titan 0.25%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.25%
Windows 8 0.25%
Windows Vista Business 0.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.25%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 42.42% of Application Layer Gateway Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 24.07%
Hewlett-Packard 16.30%
ASUS 15.93%
Acer 11.85%
Toshiba 10.74%
Sony 5.93%
Lenovo 3.70%
Samsung 2.41%
Intel 1.85%
Alienware 0.74%
Medion 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Sahara 0.37%
Gateway 0.37%
NEC 0.37%
Compaq 0.37%
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