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Program info

Estimated safety rating


a2service.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if a2service.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

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

Usually, the default filename and directory where this application is stored is
C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2service.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 6ac91ee5bf8bdadecb80d94d9f748f4a.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 64 bit executable file


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

File description

 Emsisoft Protection Service

The description written in the program is Emsisoft Protection Service.

File version


File version 2018.3.1.8572.


 Emsisoft Ltd

Publisher Emsisoft Ltd.


 (C) 2003-2018 Emsisoft Ltd

Legal copyright (C) 2003-2018 Emsisoft Ltd.

Potentially dangerous functions


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

Digitally signed


a2service.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in a2service.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

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 string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.