A-squared (A2) Free

A-squared (A2) Free

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 455 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    2,627,150
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 09, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    95.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    273
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 47 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 455 votes

    • 5 star 179
    • 4 star 137
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 29
    • 1 star 60
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5 stars

"No other scanner is as KEEN as this baby!!!!"

May 22, 2009  |  By jonny2000

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

I've used this software on umpteen pc's & laptops & it's detected lots of things that other good scanners havn't detected..Iv tried all the best rec'd in the Cnet forums but this is by far the best i have ever used...
Nothing can hide from this baby!

Cons

Yes it is slow,but its not about speed its about effectiveness,and this is very effective..

Summary

This is a MUST in your arsenel!!!
And slightly underated sadly,maybe because some people dont finish the scan with it doing such a long & thorough one..but the speed isnt the proirity in my opinion,the quality of the software is & this is quality! :)

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5 stars

"Amazing!!! (the only word that can be used)"

January 05, 2006  |  By jnspire

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

I love this program it is safe secure doesnt take up to much space on my computer and best of all its free!

This program is well worth $40-$50!

Cons

There are no cons

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1 stars

"its modul a2kernel.dll bei 0000257c causes errors"

December 29, 2005  |  By 2tigers

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

but it is a good product highly recommended but NOT!!!!!!!!!!!FROM THIS WEBSITE i use it everyday this is definitely freeware i've seen ones that say there free but you try to delete what it finds you have to buy the key all you do here is register it and a few mins later if that you get the email and type or copy&paste it in and thats it but thats not all about me telling you about how good it is.its found stuff noone else has i use 5 counting this just to keep my computer clean and i even use a free antivirus i used to pay panda but they added new feachers that made computer slow down i only use the ones that i like i could keep going but i wont but if this site didnt have errors when you down load i would have given it 5 stars actually 10 stars thats why i gave it 1 star if you downloaded it from here and have a problem i know i did.... just download over it from somewhere else to fix the error

Cons

you have to pay for most of the feachers all you can do is update scan and delete unless you pay then it has background guard and a2highjack free

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3 stars

"....."

December 11, 2005  |  By Anonymous220

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

not bad...but...

Cons

Even mIRC also is a malware.

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4 stars

"great"

November 15, 2005  |  By alexmcfmartins

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

lightweight scanner,excellent updates,really fast..

Cons

lack of realtime monitor...i use both ewido and this one

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5 stars

"I like it alot!"

October 19, 2005  |  By goldengreeke

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

A2 always finds a couple things that AdAware and Spybot miss,and no,they are not false positives. Yes it has a slow scan, but most users can be be doing something else on their pc while it is running. It is slow, just like your virus scan is slow,about 15 or 20 minutes, but you don't have to sit there and stare at it-do something else while it's running. Most the other reviewers gave it a low review because it's slow. It's FREE! I recommend A2 and give it 5 Stars and Two thumbs up!

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5 stars

"effective maybe could be a bit faster"

August 15, 2005  |  By true-guy

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

Clean Interface, Effective scan

Cons

Splash screen cannot be minimized, dominates screen for a while

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1 stars

"CORRUPT DOWNLOAD!!!"

August 08, 2005  |  By StarDancer

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

Haven't got a clue to whether it's worth the time or not...never got it to download and install.

Cons

After 2 corrupt downloads in a row I called it quits. I also came back and read some of the other user's comments to see if anyone else had experienced this problem. No one mentioned it but there were others who did not seem to think the program was all that great. As for me I cannot honestly recommend this program to anyone.

I do read user's comments before I download software and will often try a product that sometimes has more negative reviews than good ones. And sometimes I fare well with the program and sometimes I don't. We all have different systems and levels of experience so it stands to reason that some will have trouble with a program when others do not. Just have to read the reviews and make up our own minds. In closing I will also add that I have had terrible problems with programs that CNET gave a 5 star rating and a rave review. So I guess the only way to know for sure is try the program yourself and see what happens. Good Luck!!!

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4 stars

"It found ad/spyware Spybot and AdAware missed!"

July 29, 2005  |  By Bobb999

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

The moral to the story: Never rely on just one scan program!

I believe others who say they had an opposite experience (where other programs found junk A2 missed). As I say my experience is that A2 has served me well.

Postscript: Microsoft Anti-Spyware found some spyware that A2, AdAware, and Spybot ALL missed! But I only just re-installed MS A-S again after having dumped it 'cause it had missed 6 or more bad files (ad/spy).I felt duped by Mr. Softee. But reviews say so many people like it I relented and am giving it another go.

A Squared I've found to be a valuable weapon as part of a security arsenal.

I now have 4 programs for anti-ad/spy 'cause one is not enough, and so far, 4 doesn't seem too many (my computer hasn't slowed noticeably).

Cons

Yes, it is true that A2 is slower, the slowest of my 4 anti-spyware programs. It takes 11 minutes to scan my p.c. The others probably take half that time or less. So A2 takes a smilar amount of time as many anti-virus scans take to check a p.c.

But an extra 5 or 6 mins. is not of much concern to me, especially considering it can find junk the others can miss, which I can attest to.

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1 stars

"When downloaded, stated there were corrupted files"

July 19, 2005  |  By Saralee

 |  Version: A-squared (A2) Free 1.6

Pros

Doesn't look like all is honest

Cons

See above

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General
Publisher Emsisoft
Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
Release Date March 09, 2005
Date Added March 09, 2005
Version 1.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 95.4MB
File Name EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,627,150
Downloads Last Week 273
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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