"Application Layer Gateway Service - alg.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Application Layer Gateway Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Application Layer Gateway Service" service related to alg.exe?

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A

"Application Layer Gateway Service" is a Windows 8 service that Provides support for 3rd party protocol plug-ins for Internet Connection Sharing. "Application Layer Gateway Service" service is provided by alg.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Application Layer Gateway Service" service:

Service name: ALG
Display name: Application Layer Gateway Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe
Dependencies: None

"Application Layer Gateway Service" service is provided by a program called: alg.exe:

Name: alg.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe
Description: Application Layer Gateway Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 94208 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:16 AM UTC

Disabling "Application Layer Gateway Service" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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