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Program info

Estimated safety rating


a2service.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if a2service.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2service.exe

This application is usually found on disk in C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2service.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is fd212395ab34124e84b4e18f20df39d3.

Is running as a service


This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This application can use the full power of a current computer processor.

File description

 Emsisoft Protection Service

The description extracted from the file is Emsisoft Protection Service.

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Emsisoft Ltd

Company name Emsisoft Ltd.


 (C) 2003-2016 Emsisoft Ltd

Legal copyright (C) 2003-2016 Emsisoft Ltd.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


A digital signature is missing from this program. The publisher did not sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.