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#1 8Bits

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:29 AM

Hi, I am new to this site.
Can anyone help me out in deleting:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\reg.exe
When I delete reg.exe computer runs faster but gives an error message while opening the computer
I don't trust this alg.exe. What is it?

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:40 AM

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...esslibrary/alg/

alg.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly
The alg.exe executable allows applications (such as IM clients, RTSP, BitTorrent, SIP, and FTP) from a client computer to dynamically utilize passive TCP/ UDP ports in communicating with known ports on a server. This allows software to access applications that reside on another computer even if there is a firewall.

The alg.exe file’s absence would cause the security protocols to block communication ports, or for network administrators to consciously open numerous ports on the firewall that would create immense network vulnerability and potential threats.

The development of alg.exe was done within the context of computer networking architectures, where it is associated with the Application Level (or Layer) Gateway Service, as well as Network Address Translation, and is designed to supplement the firewall protection of a network.


Reg.exe:
http://www.file.net/process/reg.exe.html

As long as they are in the correct location they should be left alone

Edited by garmanma, 12 July 2009 - 08:51 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:41 PM

Thanks

Edited by 8Bits, 12 July 2009 - 12:44 PM.





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