What is error related to alg.exe?

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I have a computer which is running Windows Vista as its Operating System. Every time I start the computer the alg.exe error shows up. The error was “Failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b)” I have scanned my computer using the free version of AVG but nothing was detected. I also try Anti-Malware scan I used Malware bytes for this and noting was found.

How can I fix this error without resorting in reinstalling my Operating System? Any suggestions would be gladly appreciated.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #126037

What is error related to alg.exe?


Alg.exe or Application Layer Gateway is a service on your computer that is responsible for connecting your machine to Internet. When you create an ICS or Internet Connection Sharing Application Layer Gateway is required. This service is included on you Windows Operating System whenever you installed it on your computer.

The default location of alg.exe is under Windowssystem32 folder; if you are not sure how to deal with this kind of error, do not just disable this process from the Task Manager because you will not be able to connect to the Internet anymore.

Here are the suggestions that I would like you to do:

  • If your Antivirus cannot detect any Malware on your computer then try having different anti-virus software like Microsoft Security Essentials. Have a full scan on your computer in safe mode. To make your computer run in safe mode. Restart you PC and press F8, select safe mode on the list of options.
  • Uninstall programs that you are not familiar with, got to default programs on the control panel, check every program installed in your computer
  • Clean you computer system. Install ccleaner on you machine. Clean your browser and remove junks from your computer. Also clean the registry by running registry cleaner feature of ccleaner. Back up first the registry before doing anything else with the registry.
  • If you encountered this error after you have recently installed any application software, then uninstall this program because this might be the reason why you are experiencing this kind of error.
  • Try to do a system restore on your computer. To access the system restore, Click Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.

If you perform the above solutions and still the problem is still there, I recommend you to perform an in-place upgrade. Repair your computer using your Windows Installation CD. This will not erase all files on your hard drives; it will only replace windows system files.

Answered By 0 points N/A #126039

What is error related to alg.exe?


Application Layer Gateway service is an important process the windows loads and is required if you use a third-party firewall or share the Internet connection over the network.

The alg.exe file should be located in C:windowssystem32 otherwise if it is launches from other location then you are infected by a virus whose disguise as alg.exe to trick you.

To remove this simply download latest version of Malwarebytes and Ccleaner.Now install Malwarebytes, and perform a quick scan. Restart your PC afterwards. Now install Ccleaner and perform a disk cleanup and registry cleanup to fix registry related issues.

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