How to remove the algs virus

Most antivirus programs identify algs.exe as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Ircbrute or VirTool:Win32/Injector.gen!AD, and Kaspersky identifies it as or Backdoor.Win32.Nepoe.jn.

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Algs.exe file information

The process known as Realtek Azalia Audio - Event Monitor belongs to software Realtek (version AC97 Audio - Event Monitor) by Realtek Semiconductor (

Description: Algs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The algs.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 140,338 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 95,744 bytes or 56,320 bytes. 
Algs.exe is a file with no information about its developer. Algs.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunOnceEx). Algs.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If algs.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 147,456 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunOnceEx). The file is not a Windows core file. algs.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the algs.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

nothing definite. do not recognise process. cannot find out much about it either. suspicious
i know that it is a direct copy of a exe called ptskdvz.exe which is also in a sytem32 file

Summary: Average user rating of algs.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks algs.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving algs issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active algs process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the algs.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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