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a-squared Anti-Dialer 3.0

What is a-squared Anti-Dialer?  (from Emsisoft GmbH)

No chance for the Dialer rip off. Protect your PC with A-squared Anti-Dialer from manipulated dial up connections, which can cause a phone bill of several hundred dollars quickly. A-squared Anti-Dialer provides a complete defense against Dialers. Scan all files on your hard disks for Dialer behavior using the Dialer sc...  Read more


a-squared Anti-Dialer 3.0 is a program developed by Emsisoft GmbH. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is a2antidialer.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 8.64 MB (9,060,754 bytes). a2update.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 25% of users of a-squared Anti-Dialer come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emsisoft.com
Help link: forum.emsisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Dialer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Dialer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by a-squared Anti-Dialer 3.0

Program executable:a2antidialer.exe
Name:a-squared Anti-Dialer
Path:C:\Program Files\a-squared anti-dialer\a2antidialer.exe
Additional files:
  • a2adwizard.exe (by Emsi Software GmbH) - a-squared Anti-Dialer (a-squared Anti-Dialer Security Wizard)
  • a2framework.dll (by Emsi Software GmbH) - a-squared (a-squared framework module)
  • a2handler.dll - a-squared Hook DLL
  • a2service.exe - a-squared Service
  • a2upd.exe - a-squared replacement tool
  • a2update.dll - a-squared update module
  • core.dll - a-squared IDS SDK
  • engine.dll - a-squared Engine SDK
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • a2antidialer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0D71D0A-F9E0-40D7-A482-FC1D75C62405}' (runs on registration).
  • a2service.exe runs as a service named 'a-squared Free Service' (a2free) "Scans the PC for unwanted software and provides protection from malicious code".

How do I remove a-squared Anti-Dialer?

You can uninstall a-squared Anti-Dialer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program a-squared Anti-Dialer 3.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove a-squared Anti-Dialer.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.38%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.56%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 25.00%
  United States 20.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  UA 10.00%
  Brazil 5.00%
  Spain 5.00%
  France 5.00%
  Greece 5.00%
  Italy 5.00%
  NG 5.00%
  Norway 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Sony 7.14%
Sahara 7.14%
MSI 7.14%
Medion 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard 7.14%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW51MF_H 6.67%
Micro-Star FX420 6.67%
LENOVO Sabine 6.67%
HPPAV D9954A-ABA 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%


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