The reason I ask is because the Application Layer Gateway service runs an extra process ALG.exe where as almost all other services depeend on the same process. So it would be good to disablke it to have one less provess running. I have disabled it before, and I didn't appear to have any problems. But then I did a search on it, and I found things that said it was required for the Windows Firewall?? But the Windows Firewall seemed to work fine with it disabled.
So, is he Application Layer Gateway Service really needed for just using the Windows Firewall? Or is it only needed if you use one of the computers to provide Internet Connection Sharing to all other computers on the network or use third party plugins??
Edited by Link21, 17 July 2005 - 11:18 PM.