What are ALG.exe and ashWebSv.exe Doing?

By TonyGuitar
Sep 6, 2006
  1. I looked this up in *Techspot* previous posts and found this..


    This may give the issue better focus. =

    What is MS ALG.exe and ashWebSv.exe doing?

    Why is ALG.exe and ashWebSv,exe keeping my CPU busy while I watch the activity in Task Mngr and wonder who is using my computer while I wait for slow service?

    This link alludes to wrongdoing but I admit I can not make much of this explanation.


    Sometimes I wonder about the future of MicroSoft. Bill Gates is stepping down and there are many various lawsuites that M$ must deal with.

    People who use XP2 for serious business must tear their hair out dealing with all the many problems with M$ Windows.

    Fortunately, I don*t have to trust anything of value to the computer so these daily problems with M$ Windows only present entertaining puzzle projects for me.

    Another recent mystery message from XP2 on computer start-up is **Can*t find C:/Docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp\VcCleanUp.exe**

    No idea if this is anything to do with the *stealthy* ALG.exe or not.

    I suspect a recent update may have wiped the VcCleanUp.exe file in error.

    73s = TG
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    alg.exe=Application Layer Gateway Service. This is a core Windows file and is perfectly safe. See HERE for more info.

    ashwebsv.exe=Is a process belonging to the Avast Internet Security Suite. It`s perfectly safe. See HERE for more info.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. TonyGuitar

    TonyGuitar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 90

    Thank you Howard.

    I guess Avast Anti-virus, [software] was busy doing who knows what for some lengthy time. = TG
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