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Alg.exe - Legit Or Malware


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#1 CluelessNI

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

Hi all - alg.exe has just started requesting to accept connections from the trusted zone (I a using Zone Labs Firewall). I am aware of what the service does and that it can be a legitimate windows service. I am also aware that it could be something more malicious in disguise and that the difference between the 2 lies in location. The legitimate .exe is in C:\windows\system32 - anything else is dodgy, especially if it is a sub-folder on system32. I have alg.exe in system32 (which I assume is legitimate). However I also have a alg.exe in a subfolder of system32 called dllcache. I have run a scan with avg (up-to-date) and also SuperAntiSpware and they both detected nothing untoward. However I have attached a Hijackthis log. I would appreciate it if someone could take a look at it and advise accordingly. With thanks.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:35 PM

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer. My name is Charles and I will be dealing with your log today.
As you can probably see our HijackThis Team is incredibly busy at the moment, but I apologise for the delay you have experienced. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:
Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A HijackThis Log
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:55 PM

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