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Program info

Estimated safety rating


a2service.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "probable danger" criteria described bellow. It is yet unknown if a2service.exe is a virus or an ok program which doesn't cause harm your PC. We advise you to be careful with this application.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\a-squared Free\a2service.exe

This program is usually found on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\a-squared Free\a2service.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 0adfa052c927f2a214133e4df2ef5ab0.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the entire power of current computer processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 a-squared Service

The description present in the file is a-squared Service.

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Emsi Software GmbH

Company Emsi Software GmbH.


 (C) 2003-2009 Emsi Software GmbH

Legal copyright (C) 2003-2009 Emsi Software GmbH.

Is an encrypted file


The code of this executable appears to have been compressed or obfuscated so it can not be quickly examined.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


a2service.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature is not valid, which is a strong indicator that this program may be a virus and that someone probably tampered with it after the signature was generated. We advise extreme caution!

Certifier name

 Emsi Software GmbH

Digitally signed by: Emsi Software GmbH

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Can be uninstalled


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