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a-squared Free 3.0

What is a-squared Free?  (from Emsisoft GmbH)

Scans your computer for malicious software (Malware), including Trojan Horses, Viruses, Dialers, Worms, Spyware and more. a-squared Free is specialized in finding and removing them securely. The disk scan checks all files on your system disks for Malware. The scanner scans for Spyware Traces and Tracking Cookies. The i...  Read more


a-squared Free 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. The main program executable is a2free.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 8 MB (8,388,544 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 XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of a-squared Free come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Emsi Software GmbH
URL: www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free
Help link: forum.emsisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by a-squared Free 3.0

Program executable:a2free.exe
Name:a-squared Free
Path:C:\Program Files\a-squared free\a2free.exe
Additional files:
  • a2freecontmenu.dll (by Emsi Software GmbH) - a-squared Free (a-squared Free shell extension)
  • a2freecontmenu64.dll (by Emsi Software GmbH)
  • a2cmd.exe - a-squared (a-squared Command Line Scanner)
  • a2framework.dll - a-squared framework module
  • a2mor.dll - a-squared Anti-Malware move file on reboot library
  • a2service.exe - a-squared Service
  • a2upd.exe - a-squared replacement tool
  • a2update.dll - a-squared update module
  • engine.dll - a-squared Engine SDK
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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 Free?

You can uninstall a-squared Free 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 Free 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 Free.

Win XP 53%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 52.63%
Windows 7 21.05%
Windows Vista 15.79%
Windows 10 10.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 52.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.53%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%
Windows 10 Pro Insider Pr... 5.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.15%
  Germany 11.11%
  Italy 11.11%
  France 7.41%
  Canada 3.70%
  DZ 3.70%
  Egypt 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  IQ 3.70%
  Turkey 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
ASUS 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
MSI 7.14%
Intel 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.67%
MSI MS-7250 6.67%
HP G70 Notebook PC 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq... 6.67%
HP 620 6.67%


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