What is alq.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the alq.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Alq.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with alq
Alq.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of ALG is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Alq.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file alq.exe is located in the "C:\Program Files\Common Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 31,232 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 32,256 bytes, 3,725,779 bytes or 31,744 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Alq.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If alq.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 1,689,600 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. alq.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name alq.exe, for example PAK_Generic.008 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Generic.2838936 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the alq.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

it seems to be RAT tool at my computer

Summary: Average user rating of alq.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving alq issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with alq. 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.

To help you analyze the alq.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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