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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 PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Internet Security\a2service.exe

This application is usually found in C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Internet Security\a2service.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is acf7be772e6a2ed55e1876ee3e83ff89.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of modern CPUs.

File description

 Emsisoft Protection Service

The description extracted from the exe is Emsisoft Protection Service.

File version

File version


 Emsisoft Ltd

Maker Emsisoft Ltd.


 (C) 2003-2016 Emsisoft Ltd

Copyright notice (C) 2003-2016 Emsisoft Ltd.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


a2service.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from a2service.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Emsisoft Ltd

Digital certificate name: Emsisoft Ltd

Issuer name

 DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1

Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1

Can be uninstalled


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