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Is 'alg.exe-0f138680.pf' Some Kind Of Problem?


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#1 sidyart

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 05:49 PM

Hello over there,
I have some concerns about a Windows directory named 'Prefetch' where are located these files:
'ALG.EXE-0F138680.pf', and
'CTFMON.EXE-0E17969B.pf'

Is this something I have to fear about?
Because when I try to delete them, they 'revived' after next logon ?!?
Viruslike...

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 06:34 PM

That is part of Microsoft windows "Application Layer Gateway Service". Leave it in place. Removing it will interfere with your networking capabilities.
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 06:40 PM

There is nothing to worry about. The prefetch folder is a system folder. Every time your computer runs a program or a file related to a program, it creates a file in the prefetch folder if it isn't already there. It's somewhat like a grocery and map list: the computer looks there and knows immediately where to go to get what it needs to run the programs which speeds up the time needed to run the programs.

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