How to remove an alg32 error
The free file information forum can help you determine if alg32.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Alg32.exe file information
Description: alg32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 21,504 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 66,560 bytes or 372,736 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The file is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. alg32.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.
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External information from Paul Collins:
- "Microsoft ALG32 Protocol" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!
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