Armed with an intuitive and user-friendly interface, A-squared anti-malware provides reliable protection from Trojans, Backdoors, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Spyware, Adware, TrackingCookies, Worms, Bots, Viruses and Dialers. It’s easy to install and use this anti-malware, but not quite easy to uninstall it.
Many A-squared users complain that they cannot completely uninstall this software: after they went to Control Panel – Add / Remove Programs and then uninstalled it, the icons disappear, but when they look in Task Manager, they see the icons still active, these famous A2xxxx.exe like a2service.exe running as windows service still remain active on the computer. Well, then how to completely uninstall A-squared – all registry keys, services, processes, etc. so A-squared could not start with windows and eat your PC’s resources?
You can try the methods below:
Install the latest A-squared anti-malware again, after that uninstall it immediately. Then the service will be removed completely. If some files are left in the A-squared folder, delete them after a system restart. But this method often fails.
Go to Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Services, then stop the A-squared anti-malware service there and set the Startup type to Disable. Then you can remove the A2xxxx.exe file from the install folder.
Look in the install folder, they fall into the same folder and have names as A2xxxx, change their extensions .exe and.dll into .z_exe and .z_dll. Restart the PC, and then the icons will disappear in Task Manager. But if the system becomes unstable, you can always return to the old name extension.
If the above methods do not work or you want a quicker and easier solution, you can try to fully uninstall A-squared with an automate removal tool in few clicks.